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From Marc Talbot

In the New Year we will begin the roll-out of the pan-Staffordshire integrated care record. Patients’ health and care records in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent will be available electronically to authorised health and social care practitioners. This will mean that a doctor in a hospital, or a paramedic who attends a 999 call will be able to access the same crucial information as a GP, such as details of allergies and current medications, bringing potentially life-saving benefits.

On 28 October we launched a ‘Fair Processing’ campaign, which will run for eight weeks. This campaign will outline the benefits of One Health and Care electronic integrated care records and explain how to opt out if people wish to. The main focus recently has been the development of communications materials as part of this work. This includes circulating a GP Bulletin to primary care in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent; issuing updates to the communication leads of respective STP organisations; distributing communications toolkits for GPs and other health and care professionals and printing the fair processing leaflets and posters for stakeholders. You can read more about the One Health and Care integrated care record here.