How does it work?
The computer system used by health and social care professionals to see your shared record is called Connected Care. The system takes a regular snapshot of information held at GP surgeries, hospital departments and local authorities across Berkshire.
Those snapshots combine into a single, shared record all about you. Only those directly involved with your care and authorised to use the system can see your information.
If you are present and able to answer, then you will be asked whether it is OK for the person looking after you to look up information about you on the computer system.
The computer system reduces the time spent by professionals checking details from different health and social care organisations. It can also reduce delays to your treatment caused by a lack of information.