Often the greatest endeavours come from teams and organisations working together to provide the solution. Three local authorities in the Humber, Coast & Vale Health and Care Partnership have shared their learnings and knowledge in the belief that joining forces will help ensure we can share information to support people’s care across the region.
Hull City Council, East Riding of Yorkshire and North Yorkshire County Council have combined efforts to drive forward the connection to the Yorkshire & Humber Care Record. Resulting in authorised social care workers being able to access relevant information about a person’s health information to help support their needs. It also enables significant time and efficiency savings, by removing the need to call GP practices and other health providers to find out the required information, as well as ensuring a faster, safer and more seamless service to individuals.
Access to key health data will help adult social care front-line staff to make decisions based on the holistic view of the person’s health, including information on key current problems and medications.
Robert Ling, North Yorkshire County Council’s Assistant Director Technology & Change Management, said: “We have all seen how closely linked health and care services have been over the last 18 months of the pandemic. So it is just as important that information held by those services is also closely linked to help provide the best care for people, both now and into the future. Staff from North Yorkshire County Council have been working closely with the Yorkshire & Humber Care Record programme since it began in 2018 and we are proud to be one of the first local authorities to connect to it.”
Lee Rickles, Programme Director at Yorkshire & Humber Care Record, said: “If we want to provide integrated care to our populations we need to connect and share information with social care colleagues. It helps this vital service to do their job of protecting and promoting people’s wellbeing so that they can enjoy a better quality of life. These recent connections take our programme onto a new stage of ensuring we integrate care. Well done to all involved.”