NHS organisations across Surrey have begun using patient-controlled personal health record technology to allow clinicians to view a single digital care record across four NHS trusts, GPs and four clinical commissioning group areas.
Within six months, clinicians working in Surrey will be able to see a shared integrated record from all the different health organisations using shared record technology supplied by Patients Know Best.
Once health professionals have begun using the shared PKB record the next step will be to extend it to patients as well. The initiative is expected to eventually cover one million people across the county.
Read PIF’s 2017 Guide to Personal Health Records: Learning from voices of experience to find out more about personal health and care records.