About the Coventry and Warwickshire Integrated Care Record (ICR)
The Integrated Care Record is a way of bringing together all your separate records from the different organisations involved in your health and social care. It’s confidential and different to anything you might have heard of before.
It will let health and social care professionals see relevant information about the care and treatment you’ve had across all services.
We know you only want to tell your story and share information once when receiving care from any health or social care organisation across Coventry and Warwickshire. That’s why we’ve developed the ICR.
Who does this affect?
Anyone aged 18 or over and registered with a GP practice in Coventry and Warwickshire, Birmingham and Solihull or Herefordshire and Worcestershire will be included.
If you’re registered with a practice outside this area, you’ll need to contact your GP to see if you’re included in a different programme.
Why this matters
Health and social care professionals will be able to see appropriate information from your records. This will mean:
- not having to repeat your details every time you need care
- better and, potentially, faster treatment as the professionals caring for you will be able to quickly see your records
- not having to explain your social care support to health professionals
- clinicians being able to see what medications you’re taking, what you’ve taken in the past, and if you have any allergies – making your treatment safer.
It will also make treatment more effective for anyone needing care for COVID-19, thanks to the fast availability of information about any pre-existing conditions they might have and their medications.
What happens next?
The change will take place automatically when we switch on the Integrated Care Record in the next few months.