Leading the way to sharing information

Our programmes

Wessex Care Records partners with four existing programmes of work and is involved in other projects across the region's ICS and STP, all of which have the opportunity to link up and share information to deliver our priorities.

Shared Care Records

We are enhancing two existing care records so they can provide joined up access to a wider range of information, for example, community pharmacies and urgent care, and improve data standards. These are:

Dorset Care Record (DCR)
DCR is a confidential electronic record that includes a range of health and social care shared information to help improve the care people receive.

Care and Health Information Exchange (CHIE)
CHIE is a secure system which shares health and social care information from GP surgeries, hospitals, community and mental health, social services and others.

DCR and CHIE help professionals across Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and surrounding areas provide safer and faster treatment.

Our involvement in developing interoperability between the two care records means that information for people who need to access services in both Dorset and Hampshire (in particular the Wessex border) will be available easily.

Population Health Analytics

Dorset Intelligence and Insight Service (DiiS)
Delivered by the Intelligent Working Programme (IWP), the DiiS aims to significantly transform the way information and data is used and shared across the ICS. To achieve this it will deliver an information system using data from a variety of sources including primary care, social care, hospitals and community health services and combine these data sets with demographic, housing and education information to inform population health management across the county.

Population Health Management (Hampshire and the Isle of Wight)
Hampshire and the Isle of Wight’s STP is committed to using data to drive substantial improvements in health and care. Its approach to Population Health Management aims to improve the health of the population, improve the patient experience, reduce the cost of care per capita and improve the staff experience in providing care.

Wessex Care Records is enabling both of these programmes to come together to share analytics to support the region and a new Wessex Centre of Excellence will support the workforce to develop data intelligence and data science skills.

Other projects we are involved with

One Medication Record
As part of the work led by Wessex Care Records, a single electronic medication record will be incorporated into the existing shared care records, piloting in 2020. One Medication Record will mean the shared care records act as a central repository and interface with the prescribing systems used by GPs, pharmacies, hospitals, urgent care services, and community services. Clinicians and health and care professionals will be able to access the medication record using DCR and CHIE.

Personal Health Records (PHRs)
There are already a number of personal health records in use across the region giving health and care professionals and patients access to better information. Wessex Care Records LHCR is working with colleagues to look at how we can develop PHRs further, for example, how they can link to the development of the NHS App. These include:

My Maternity Record
Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth (SHIP) NHS trusts have been working together to create a maternity service that offers women a clear, consistent menu of informed choice that helps them access the care they want, where they want it, when they want it.

Dorset’s Maternity Portal
The DCR has developed a maternity clinical portal for midwives and health visitors.

My Medical Record
My Medical Record is a personal health record provided by University Hospital Southampton. It’s a secure, patient-owned record that can support each person to co-manage their healthcare, connect them with care team and provide information from the hospital and reduce the need for hospital visits.