The way health data is shared is to change under a new plan launched in the Humber.
The plan will mean a secure NHS network for adult social care workers to view care records.
It has been set up by Hull City Council and Hull’s Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) which organises the delivery of NHS services.
Hull City Council is the UK’s first local authority to use the system, which allows a wider group of professionals to access health information so they can better support and plan for those receiving adult social care.
Councillor Gwen Lunn, portfolio holder for adult services, said: “Sharing health data between the relevant authorities is fundamental to improving and maintaining good quality services for our residents.
“By implementing this system, it means that those in need of support will only be required to tell their story once – rather than repeat it to a number of different people across various authorities.
“This strengthens collaboration, uses resources effectively, and provides practical empowering solutions that will enable health and social care services to plan and redesign support packages for vulnerable adults.”
Six members of staff from the council’s adult social care team have been given access to the system, allowing them to view information generated from GP medical records around medication, diagnosed conditions and preferences for end-of-life care.
These records can only be accessed by authorised staff who are directly involved in a patient’s care.