Connecting Your Care
Connecting your Care brings together health and care services across south west London, to improve the way information about you is shared. This means it is quickly and safely available to the health and care professionals who need to see it, to make better and quicker decisions about your care and treatment. Some services in south west London, such as hospitals and GP practices, have been sharing information in this way since 2019. From September 2020, even more organisations across south west London will be permanently adopting this way of sharing information.
Why is it important?
Health and care professionals will have access to a real-time electronic, read-only version of your important health or care information, which can be critical when assisting you in an emergency.
Information shared includes:
- Name, address and NHS number
- Appointments and hospital attendances
- Important medical history, including diagnoses, medicines and allergies
- Test results, such as blood tests and x-rays.
To find out more, you can download the Connecting Your Care Frequently Asked Questions factsheet or visit www.swlondon.nhs.uk/connectingyourcare.
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