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My Health Record
My Health Record My Health Record is being introduced throughout the Trust and is intended to supply important information about patients who have a learning disability to nurses, doctors and other health care professionals if the patient needs to attend hospital. It will support staff to deliver high quality, person- centered care to patients with a learning disability so we are more equipped to meet there needs. It will not replace all the information that a patient and their careers and family can give, but it will provide hospital staff with all the information they need that patients may not remember in an emergency or if they are ill. The booklet contains information about individual’s health and medical conditions, medicines and allergies, best way to communicate, mobility and outlines the degree and type of support the person with a learning disability will need. It includes likes and dislikes and there is a section where they can say how they prefer nurses to perform hospital tasks such as blood samples, temperature and other tests to accommodate their specific needs. Julie Ward of the practice development team has worked closely with Tracy Peters, head of learning Disability Services, NHS South of Tyne and Wear, in this joint initiative between Primary and Secondary care to implement ‘My Health Record’ within the Trust and all involved are confident it will both improve the patients and carers hospital experience and assist our acute staff in their day to day practice. The Community Disability Team are in the process of distributing the booklet to patients known to their service with the aim of the” My Health Record” accompanying patients to hospital .It is intended spare copies of the booklet will be distributed throughout the Trust for staff to use should patients not have had an opportunity to complete one . A launch is planned on the 8th may in Quenellies restaurant, please come along Julie Ward Practice Development Team
"My Health Record"