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Local Care Record shortlisted for award

The Local Care Record has been shortlisted as a finalist in the digital EHI awards in the ‘Best use of IT to support integrated healthcare services’ category.

The Local Care Record joins-up patient records between GP practices in Lambeth and Southwark and Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts.

The EHI Awards are the UK’s only dedicated healthcare IT award scheme, showcasing excellence in using IT and digital technology to improve patient care and experience.

The Local Care Record joins-up patient records between GP practices in Lambeth and Southwark and Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts. It enables healthcare professionals to view a patient’s medications, previous treatments, test results and any other clinical information at the touch of button, helping improve the safety of care they provide to patients.

The Local Care Record formally launched in February 2016 and feedback so far has been very positive. It has improved patient care by helping clinical teams understand and maintain consistency around advice given for long term conditions, speeding up decision making in emergency departments, and reducing repetition of blood tests and brain scans.

The shortlisted projects will now complete presentations and interviews to a judging panel made up of senior and influential figures from across the health sector. The award winners will be announced out at a ceremony in London on 29 September 2016.

The Local Care Record was developed as part of Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Care (SLIC), and supported by funding from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity. The project was also on the shortlist for the Best Emerging Technology and IT category at the Patient Safety Awards 2016, which took place on 5 July.

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