Rotherham Health Record, sharing your health information

31st May 2018

The Rotherham Health Record is an electronic system for sharing your health information in a secure way with health and care staff who provide care directly to you. This gives them access to the most up-to-date information so that they can provide better and quicker care.

Health and care professionals, including doctors and nurses, who are directly providing your care, will see a summary of your existing records – such as those held by your GP, hospital or social care provider – to allow them to make the right decisions with you and for you. You will only have to tell your story once.

Your record will contain information from the following organisations, if they have provided care for you at any time:

  • Rotherham GP practices
  • The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (hospital and community)
  • Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (Mental Health) Available in late 2018.
  • Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (Adult and Children Social Care Services)
  • Rotherham Hospice

The current Summary Care Record only holds information at your GP practice, however, the Rotherham Health Record holds information from all services to deliver better care for you.

What information is shared?

Your Rotherham health record will include information such as:

  • Basic personal details including name, address, date of birth, next of kin.
  • List of diagnoses – to enable health and care staff to make better decisions and treat your condition better.
  • Details of any medications you are taking.
  • Details of any allergies.
  • Test results – to avoid having to repeat tests and speed up your treatment.
  • Letters, referrals and discharge information.

For full details download the leaflet here.