Sharing Information


In east London we can improve the quality of care you receive by sharing the right information about you between our local NHS and social care organisations who are providing you with your direct care. We call this sharing of information, Data Sharing and the people sharing this data your Direct Care Team. These are the people who will, at some point, be involved directly in your care; be it your GP, or the A&E team when you visit for an emergency, or the social care team looking after you in your home. The sharing of information has always happened (to a lesser degree) with paper processes but systems are allowing us to share more relevant information about you amongst your Direct Care Team. This helps them be more efficient and supports decisions that they and you make about your care. 

This work is being led by your local clinicians who want to make sure you receive the best quality care possible. They want to be as transparent as possible so that you can feel assured that data is being shared with your best interests at heart. They want you to be involved in this as best you see fit. In line with the Data Protection Act 2018 General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which came into force in May 2018, and the Health and Social Care Act (2015) we are adopting an implied consent model for sharing data for direct care purposes between the members of your Direct Care Team. To read the Privacy Notice or Fair Processing Notice please see the document "Privacy Notice or Fair Processing" which you can download from this page.

We have three aims to use Digital Technology to support your care. These are:

1: Real time access to patient records

Giving shared access to your records to your direct care team to support the decisions they make in caring for you. The organisations that are currently able to view and share your records at point of care are:

  • Barts Health NHS Trust
  • Homerton University Hospital
  • Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • East London Foundation Trust
  • North East London Foundation Trust
  • GP Provider Federations
  • General Practices
  • Community Health Services (on their own or through the organisations they are hosted in)
  • City of London Corporation
  • London Borough of Hackney
  • London Borough of Newham
  • London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • London Borough of Waltham Forest
  • London Borough of Barking & Dagenham
  • London Borough of Havering
  • London Borough of Redbridge
  • St Joseph's Hospice
  • Richard House Hospice
  • St Frances Hospice
  • City and Hackney Urgent Healthcare Social Enterprise
  • PELC (The Partnership of East London Cooperatives)
  • London Ambulance Service

2. Population Health and Analytics - Gathering together your data in one place (under the control of your clinicians) to use it improve the way we deliver your care and plan our future delivery of your services. We are developing a NHS owend system called the Discovery Data Service (DDS) that delivers this functionality for us. The use of data within DDS is strictly controlled and managed by your local providers. You can find a list of all the use cases that have been approved here:

discoverydataservice.org/Content/Use_cases.htm

3. Personal Health Record - To pull together all of the information held about you across our services into one place that you can view and interact with as never before. This is in development but the start of this journey is the NHS App https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/the-nhs-app/ which allows you to see elements of your GP record and perform functions like book appointments and order repeat prescriptions

 


Updated: 27/03/2020