In this article, clinical psychologist Lloyd Humphreys sets out how people with drug and alcohol addictions are commonly in contact with a bewildering array of organisations, leading to them receiving a fragmented service. He argues that if the service user is put in control of access to their records, they can share their record and their treatment plans with whoever needs to see them – police, probation, social services or the NHS.
This website is an example of how health and social care organisations in Leeds are working together to bring together information from all the different information systems so that medical and care information held about a patient or service user can be centralised into one easy-to-use database. It also includes a range of resources that could be tailored for use by organisations who are implementing a similar approach.
This website provides information for patients about accessing their records online, information and resources to help GP practices provide online records access and examples from primary care, secondary care and mental health services of different approaches to providing health records online.