Introducing NHS GP Connect
We are very excited to be launching NHS ‘GP Connect’ which seamlessly integrates with our existing care management platform, PASS.
This shared IT system allows authorised clinical and non- clinical staff to view the GP Practice patient record in a read-only format in real time.
What is GP Connect?
GP Connect is a computer application that allows authorised clinical staff and selected social care professionals, such as the Registered Manager and Care Supervisor, to view GP Practice information. This includes for example, a patient’s medical history, current medication, and allergies to support direct patient care. This is a major step forward in critical information sharing between health and social care organisations which produces improvements in both care outcomes and patient experience.
This milestone follows many months of advocating for social care providers working in direct care to be given the same access to GP information. To have GP Connect enabled, we have had to meet stringent data protection guidelines by completing and publishing our NHS Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT) assessment which you can view here: www.dsptoolkit.nhs.uk/OrganisationSearch/VN4CG
If you are interested in signing up to this free service, all you need to do is speak to your GP about having your NHS Digital Records enabled, and consent to third party access. You then just need to let us know your NHS number and we are all good to go!