Local Care Records (LCR)
What is the Local Care Record?
The Local Care Record is the portal that allows healthcare professionals, as part of direct patient care, to access patient information from the clinical systems at other acute trusts across South East London. This includes King’s, Guy's and St Thomas’, Lewisham and Greenwich, the Maudsley, and most GP practices in Southwark, Lambeth and Bromley.
As treatment pathways can be complex, it is important that key aspects of cancer care across acute trusts, community services and GPs in South East London are visible. With a fuller set of information, the Local Care Record enables healthcare professionals to make better, more informed decisions about a patient.
Please watch our video about the Local Care Record, which features staff and patients talking about how it works and its benefits.
What are the benefits of using the Local Care Record?
The benefits of using the Local Care Record include:
- faster decision making
- reduce duplication of tests
- cost saving
- better patient experience
- improve time efficiency
- sharing of information
Keeping your information safe
Protecting your information in the Local Care Record is very important. The confidentiality of the patient and their data is carefully protected and safeguarded every time it is used. Only those healthcare professionals directly involved in your care will be able to access your information in the Local Care Record. It is essential to keep patient data safe and secure.
The Local Care Record processes and shares data in accordance with relevant legislation, including the Data Protection Act 2018.
To find out more information, please talk to your healthcare professional or GP. If you would not like your information to be shared, please complete the Local Care Record patient opt out form.