A major project to modernise the way essential records are shared between organisations providing health and care services in Northamptonshire is set for lift-off in the coming weeks.

The Northamptonshire Care Record will ensure NHS and social care professionals have instant access to the information they need to make decisions about our care.

The project will bring together records currently held by different organisations – including medical histories and information about individual circumstances – to create a shared electronic record that’s securely stored and instantly available to those who need it to provide our care.

As well as making it easier for professionals to understand our individual needs and ensure we receive the best possible care, the Northamptonshire Care Record will give patients and service users a more joined-up experience of using local health and care services. Work to appoint a digital provider to deliver the Northamptonshire Care Record is nearing completion and further updates on the project will be communicated soon.

This work responds to the ‘Information’ category of our community’s Big Ideas for the future of local health and care