How Does Share2Care Work?

Have you ever noticed that when you access different health and care services in your area, whether it’s your local pharmacy, GP, walk-in centre or hospital, that you often get asked the same questions over and over again? That’s because each health and care service you visit records and holds different information about you, and records held in one part of the NHS aren’t always immediately available to doctors, nurses and carers in other areas who’d benefit from it.

To turn this around, Share2Care has created a “digital gateway or front door”, which we know as 'e-Xchange' that works by enabling health and care professionals across Cheshire and Merseyside to have instant and controlled access to the personal medical information they need, in near real time, regardless of where it is held, digitally on a 24/7 basis. Which ultimately means that you won’t keep having to repeat yourself, and if a situation were to arise where you were incapacitated in some way and therefore unable to share crucial information about your previous care or wishes with those providing your care, they’d still be able to access this data to support them in providing the best care possible to you.