The Connecting Care scheme, a key part of our Better Care Plan in South Gloucestershire, has won two national awards.
Connecting Care won the category for ‘best use of IT to support integrated healthcare services’ at the national E-Health Insider 2015 awards. The scheme was also named as the award’s overall winner for 2015.
Connecting Care is a local electronic record that allows authorised health and social care professionals including GPs, clinicians and social care staff, to share a summary of your medical record. The system allows information to be shared quickly and safely, ensuring more ‘joined up’ care for patients with less need to repeat the same information across providers.
Connecting Care is one of five key projects within our Better Care Plan to integrate health and social care service in South Gloucestershire. We were involved in the initial development of The Connecting Care Partnership and funded phase two of the project which rolled the scheme out to users across the South West.
The programme went live in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire in December 2013 and aims to reach 10,000 users over the next five to seven years.
Find out more about the Better Care Plan and Connecting Care below.