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Connecting Care

Connecting Care is a local electronic record which allows health and social care professionals directly involved in your care to share a summary of your medical record.

Your Connecting Care record will help those caring for you to manage your care better, and allow information to be shared quickly and safely.

Only authorised staff in settings across Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset can access your record. It doesn’t contain information about discussions you’ve had with your GP, or any information on sensitive subjects such as sexual health.

Connecting Care only shares:

  • who is involved in your care
  • any allergies you have
  • your medications
  • recent appointments you’ve attended
  • diagnoses

Under the Data Protection Act, if you wish to see the information held on you, please contact the organisation(s) providing your care.

How do I opt-out of/opt back in to Connecting Care?

Call our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on 0800 073 0907 / 0117 947 4477 or download the opt-out / opt-in form below and email it to bnssg.pals@nhs.net

You can also send it by post to Freepost, Connecting Care SWCSU.

Cover for Connecting Care opt-out form (PDF)

Connecting Care opt-out form (PDF)

Cover for Connecting Care opt-out form (Word)

Connecting Care opt-out form (Word)

Cover for Connecting Care opt-in form (PDF)

Connecting Care opt-in form (PDF)

Cover for Connecting Care opt-in form (Word)

Connecting Care opt-in form (Word)

If you choose to opt-out, then change your mind please call PALS.

Find out more

For more information on Connecting Care, call our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on 0800 073 0907 or 0117 947 4477.