Integrated care survey - sharing health and social care records
Healthwatch Surrey are carrying out a survey to find out what people across the county think of health and care records between shared between health and social care professionals involved in their care. The aim is to ensure the voice of the public is involved in these conversations from the start.
At the moment each of the different health and social care professionals providing care keeps their own record of treatment, medications and care, which are not readily shared with each other. Thus the hospital doctors cannot see the medical records held by the GP or the records of treatment at another hospital and so quite often patients have to repeat the same questions and investigations.
The purpose behind record sharing is for health and social care professionals to work together so that:
· patients only have to tell their story once
· there is smoother transition between services and
· information is available to the relevant care professionals when needed.
Please share your views via the below linked survey so that as many people as possible can have their say.
The survey can also be accessed via the Healthwatch Surrey website, telephone helpdesk, local Citizens Advice Bureau and via any of the Surrey Hubs.
The survey closes on 30 June.