How it works in Secondary Care

"Patients assume we have full access to their medical history and, therefore, may not reveal medical conditions or past illnesses which might have a serious impact on their treatment - Your Care Connected lets me see that information instantly"
Clinician Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

How it works

Below is a very high-level explanation of how a patient's information is requested, processed and arrives in front of the treating clinician in one of the participating organisations:

You will be able to see the following information:

  • Allergies
  • Medication
  • Hospital admissions and referrals
  • Vaccinations and immunisations
  • Test results
  • Diagnoses                                                                                       
  • Treatments
  • Medical procedures
  • End of life wishes
  • Personal information (age, gender etc.)
  • Concerns related to abuse of vulnerable children or adults (if applicable)

You will not be able to see information relating to:

We follow national guidance on patient confidentiality and the sharing of sensitive information. As a result, Your Care Connected does not currently share any information relating to:

  • IVF treatment
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Gender reassignment
  • Termination of pregnancy
  • Free text from the GP record 

Your Care Connected displays the information across ten tabs

Your Care Connected at Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Below you can view a video of how Your Care Connected is displayed within Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust hospitals. Although the system won't look the same at every hospital, it does give you an idea of how the information will be displayed. Please note: the patient used here is a fictitious test patient.

Many thanks to the team at SWBH for recording the video and allowing us to use it on our website.
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