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Yorkshire and Humber Care Record

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The Yorkshire and Humber Care Record (YHCR) is a secure computer system that brings together certain important information about patients who have used services provided by their GP, at a local hospital, community healthcare, social services or mental health teams. It enables clinical and care staff to review real time health and care information across care providers and between different systems.

What are the benefits of the YHCR?

  • Joined-up safer care
  • More time to spend on your care
  • Less paperwork
  • Your information in one place
  • Don’t have to repeat details to different clinical and care staff

Why are GP practices across the Vale of York signing up to the YHCR?

The YHCR ensures that health and care professionals have access to the most accurate and up to date information to best serve their patients and service users. GP practices are signing up and using the YHCR to get the information they need when they need it.

Dr Chris Stanley explains the impact YHCR is having in the Vale of York

What type of information does the YHCR show?

  1. General information such as address, contact details, medications and allergies
  2. Advanced details: care plans, outpatients appointments, referrals , clinical letters, and test results

What can patients expect?

Patient data is pulled from secure clinical systems (such as GP records) to be displayed in the YHCR. Only clinical and care staff directly involved in patient care will see this record and details won’t be made public or passed onto anyone not directly not involved in their care, neither will it be used for advertising.

Patients and service users have the right to object to their YHCR by calling 0113 20 64102. However, if staff require access to the information shared on the YHCR to provide safe individual care they are legally allowed access.

The YHCR continues to roll out across health and social care organisations within Yorkshire and the Humber. For more information visit: www.yhcr.org

Download the patient leaflet here.

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