We are working with NHS England to determine what information needs to be shared in a person’s digital health and care record.

The aim of the local health and care records programme is to help local organisations move from today’s position, where each health and care organisation holds separate records for the individuals they care for, to one where an individual’s records are connected up from across the health and care system.

This will help health and care professionals to share information safely and securely as the people they care for move between different parts of the NHS and social care. It also enables individuals to be able to access their records irrespective of which part of the health and care system that has provided them with their care.


To help us to determine exactly what needs to be contained in this record, we are holding a workshop on 5 March to discuss this important work. This will be attended by a selection of professionals across a wide range of different sectors, as well as patients and carers.


Patients, carers and professionals have given their opinions on what and how information should be recorded at various points of care, from birth, through life events, maternity, and end of life. They’ve also helped us begin to determine what social care and mental health information should be made available on a core record.

If you’d like to listen to the webinars, please use the links below:

End of life – 19 Feb 2019
Encounters - 20 Feb 2019
Social Care - 26 Feb 2019
Maternity and Child Health - 26  Feb 2019
Mental Health - 26 Feb 2019
Patient and Carer needs – 27 Feb 2019