The Coordinate My Care (CMC) digital care record has been integrated into the NHS National Record Locator (NRL).
The team behind CMC, which is hosted by the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, said this will give urgent care teams across England – along with 111 and 999 services – access to the urgent care plans of the 72,000 Londoners so far making use of CMC.
It will provide information on patients’ wishes, preferences and clinical details, along with who to contact in an emergency.
CMC said it is a big step towards achieving its ambition of becoming a national urgent care planning service.
Its clinical lead Julia Riley said: “This is the future. The future is patient centred care underpinned by digital technology that enables truly seamless, co-ordinated care wherever you are.”
She added: “Our integration with the NRL will surely see increased positive patient outcomes and reduction of inappropriate hospital admissions around the country. These records are available in London and as further ambulance trusts and care providers come onboard with the NRL we'll really see the benefit of improved care for our patients.”
Source of plans
Patients can provide their plans online at MyCMC.online, with their clinician then adding clinical details and providing approval.
Earlier in the year CMC began a push to encourage its take-up by care homes in London, following the award of £200,000 by NHS Digital to the NHS Health Innovation Network to work with London’s sustainability and transformation partnerships on increasing the use of the digital record in the city.
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