One of the NHS’ priorities is to maximise the use of digital technology, for service users/patients, clinicians and NHS organisations, thus enabling service users/patients to pro-actively manage their own care. Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust has been selected to be one of the first wave of NHS Trusts to receive substantial funding for its digital projects. One of the key projects is the development of a Person Held Record (PHR).
Person Held Record (PHR) Project approach:
Service users and patients have told us that they want a digital space where they can record information about their own health and well being and have access to their health and social care records. They felt this would help them to better care for themselves; get access to information and expertise; and have a real partnership side by side with their NHS care providers.
How the PHR project is progressing:
From July to October 2018 a ‘discovery’ phase was completed during which service users/patients and clinicians co-designed what a PHR might look like. This has led to the development of an initial version of the PHR product.
You have kindly agreed to be part of the next phase of this exciting project, which is a pilot to be held between January and March 2019. You will be sent more information week commencing Monday 14 January 2019 with instructions about how to register on the system and access your own Person Held Record.
We’d love to know what you think of the Person Held Record. There’ll be buttons in the system where you can leave feedback and we’ll also invite you to meet with us and other pilot participants to tell us what you think. We’re interested in your ideas to improve the system and how you think it could change the way you interact with health and care services.
Your feedback and the learning from this pilot will then be used to help us decide what happens next.