Connecting care

In addition to the National Summary Care Record, your local NHS in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire is developing a local shared record, called the Connecting Care Record.

Connecting Care Record

Your Connecting Care Record will contain more detailed information, such as diagnoses, medications and appointments, to support your treatment and care at services in your area.

This record will only be used to support your care locally. It will ensure that the people caring for you have enough information to treat you safely and coordinate your care.

Your Connecting Care Record will only be available to authorised health and social care staff who are directly involved in your care locally. As with the Summary Care Record, they must have permission each time they view your Connecting Care Summary.

As a patient you have a choice – if you are happy for your information to be shared locally you do not need to do anything and a Connecting Care Record will be created for you. If you do not want a Connecting Care Record then please download the form below or alternatively ask at reception for an opt-out form,  please be aware we do not recommend this.

For further information visit or call Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on 0800 073 0907 or 0117 947 4477.

If you are the parent or guardian of a child under 16 and feel that they are old enough to understand, then you should make this information available to them.


Connecting Care Opt-Out Form