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Record sharing with NHS piloted

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Four areas have been chosen to pilot computer record-sharing schemes linking social services departments and the NHS.

Cheshire CC, Greenwich LBC, Slough BC and Torbay Care Trust are set to start information exchange programmes that will allow councils and primary care trusts to better swap patient details.

As well as double-checking systems’ ability to correctly identify the same people, the programmes should mean care users have to give their details to fewer professionals.

David Johnstone, standards and performance network chair at the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, said that the pilot systems would be reviewed from planning and design, through to testing and deployment.

“The links, once thoroughly tested and evaluated, will be available for other authorities to deploy,” he said.

David Behan, director general for care partnerships at the Department of Health, said that while electronic record systems in social care were generally good, local authorities had evolved different
systems.

“These pilots will help us to see what needs to be done to achieve consistency between local authority care record systems and then how to link these systems into the NHS national care record system,”
he said.

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