A new system for sharing information in Berkshire allows instant, secure access to your health and social care records for the professionals involved in your care. Sharing your electronic records with the people who look after you gives them the most up-to-date information about you and makes your care safer and more efficient.
Find out why Share Your Care means safer and faster treatment, reduced duplication of tests and a much more joined-up approach to the care you receive.
How does it work?
A new computer system called Connected Care provides secure access to important information held by your GP, hospitals and other care organisations.
find out which organisations are sharing information about you.
Your local NHS and social services teams have put together this website to provide information about the Share Your Care campaign and the computer system that supports it. Find out how we hope to improve the care you receive, thanks to shared records access, and how we’re working hard to keep your personal information secure.
What's shared about me?
How much of your personal information can be seen by a professional depends on their role in your care. Find out which of your records might be shared.
What this means for me...
Share Your Care means, if you need urgent help, then the people who care for you can do so without relying on you to remember information about your medical history.
More than 12,000 health and social care professionals in Berkshire could eventually have access to your records thanks to Share Your Care, so it is vital that the right controls are in place to protect your personal information. Your records are stored in a highly secure professional data centre in England and only those directly involved in your care can access information about you.
Eighteen health and social care organisations are behind Share Your Care. Together, we care for more than 855,000 people in Berkshire.
This website tells you everything you need to know about Share Your Care. You do not need to do anything further if you are happy for your information to be shared locally with the people who look after you.
We regularly update this website with questions people have asked about Share Your Care. For the full list of questions and answers, and to find out how to suggest a question for publication, see frequently asked questions.
A wide range of health and social care organisations in Berkshire are part of Share Your Care. Find out which organisations are involved.
Only patients who are registered with a GP practice in Berkshire will have their GP information included in Share Your Care.
Yes. You have the right, under the Data Protection Act 1998, to request access to any information that organisations like the NHS hold about you.
This includes copies of paper, electronic and hybrid patient health records. For more information about how to view your health care or social care records, please visit your local authority or NHS Trust website.
How to contact us
If you have a general question about Share Your Care (or the Connected Care computer system) please get in touch with us.
Which organisations are involved?
Your local NHS, ambulance service and social care teams across Berkshire are all participating in Share Your Care. This page lists all of the organisations involved.