The Accessible Information Standard aims to ensure that patients (or their carers) who have a disability or sensory loss receive information they can access and understand, for example in large print or braille, and professional communication support if they need it.
Individuals most likely to be affected by the Standard include people who are blind or deaf, who have some hearing and/or visual loss and people with a learning disability. However, this list is not exhaustive.
If you feel this applies to you or someone in your care please speak to Shaun Liu.
Summary Care Record
The Summary Care Record (SCR) aims to help emergency doctors and nurses help you when you contact them when the surgery is closed. The SCR currently contains information on your current medication, your allergies and any adverse reactions that we know of. For further information on the SCR, please click here.
The Cheshire Care Record
The Cheshire Care Record is a project involving all GP, hospital, community, mental health and social care services provided in Cheshire. The service streamlines summary health and social care information into one digital record so you don’t have to keep repeating your medical or social care history.
Your shared record includes information such as test results, medications, allergies and social or mental health information relevant to your care. All information is held securely and will not be shared with any other organisations. It is important to note that your information will only be accessed if you have given your consent.
The Cheshire Care Record is a multi-agency initiative, with organisations involved including Cheshire’s four CCGs, Cheshire East Council, East Cheshire NHS Trust – which runs the hospitals in Macclesfield, Congleton and Knutsford – and other providers of social care, mental health and cancer services across Cheshire.
For further information on the Cheshire Care Record, please click here.
Information about you and the care you receive is shared, in a secure system, by healthcare staff to support your treatment and care.
It is important that we, the NHS, can use this information to plan and improve services for all patients. We would like to link information from all the different places where you receive care, such as your GP, hospital and community service, to help us provide a full picture. This will allow us to compare the care you received in one area against the care you received in another, so we can see what has worked best.
Information such as your postcode and NHS number, but not your name, will be used to link your records in a secure system, so your identity is protected. Information which does not reveal your identity can then be used by others, such as researchers and those planning health services, to make sure we provide the best care possible for everyone.
You have a choice. If you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not have to do anything. If you have any concerns or wish to prevent this from happening, please speak to practice staff and complete the ‘opt out form’.
For more information please visit Care Data.