There are two key stakeholders who benefit from Share2Care.
The first beneficiaries are people like you, who access local health and care services in Cheshire and Merseyside, as our clinicians want to be able to deliver the safest, most effective and efficient care to you as their patients, and Share2Care enables them to do this. For example, through being able to see information about your previous care, regardless of where you received it, clinicians are able to ensure they don’t repeat tests (some of which could be invasive and uncomfortable) unnecessarily, and they don’t have to ask you the same questions you’ve been asked elsewhere over and over again. Additionally, if you’re ever in a situation where you can’t communicate effectively (because you’re incapacitated in some way), having access to information about your previous care or wishes is instrumental to clinicians to support them in their decision making and in identifying any gaps with regards to your direct care.
That said, the second beneficiaries of Share2Care are clinicians who work across Cheshire and Merseyside, as being able to access information about their patients (such as current and historical medications, clinic letters and discharge summaries) empowers them in their decision making and ensures they’re able to deliver safe, effective and efficient care. Additionally, enabling health and care professionals to have controlled access to the personal medical information they need, also helps to drive insight work such as proactive prevention (moving away from just treating illness, and towards preventing problems in the first place) and in the design or improvement of local services.