Why share?

We already share health records but often do this via less secure and less efficient routes such as telephone and fax.

Better sharing of information between doctors, nurses and others involved in your care can deliver significant benefits, including:

  • You don’t have to keep repeating your medical or social care history
  • Those involved in your care have access to the right information when they need it
  • We can reduce duplicate appointments and tests
  • You will receive the right treatment and care more quickly
  • We can reduce the need for unplanned hospital admissions and, if you are admitted, reduce unnecessary time spent in a hospital bed

Information from across the NHS would be available 24 hours a day, thus reducing the time spent checking details from multiple sources or delaying the most appropriate treatment if, for example, a GP practice is not open at the time.

Here are some examples of how JUYI can make a difference and help deliver better care.

 

JUYI will only be used by doctors and nurses in Gloucestershire and others involved with your individual care.

You can find out more about other ways that patient information may be used within the NHS at: