What is SIDeR?
This stands for the Somerset Integrated Digital electronic Record.
What does that mean?
All of the Somerset hospitals, GP practices and the County Council are committed to delivering the best standard of care.
As part of this commitment, they acknowledge that professionals or clinicians being able to see all of your care information is important. This could be following a recent appointment with your doctor, a recent operation you have had in hospital, your recent visit to A&E, your ongoing medication, your allergies, your treatment and care plans, and so on.
In order to achieve this, SIDeR aims to link up all of the main clinical and social care IT systems used in Somerset to improve and support your direct care.
In turn, you should experience a significant reduction in the need to have to repeat your care information to every professional or clinician that you come into contact with, as they will be able to view all of your care information.
Find out more here: Sharing your health and care information - information published in Somerset County Council's 'Your Somerset' December 2017.
When will it happen?
The development work has already started but the service won’t launch until sometime in 2018.
In late 2016, we provided Somerset hospital A&E departments with read-only access to your GP practice record. In summer 2017, this access was extended to other clinical areas in hospitals as well as to the NHS 111 service, hospices and some of the care services over the Somerset borders.
Please note, you will be asked for your permission first, before anyone delivering your care can view your GP practice record.
The plan is to launch the SIDeR service in 2018 and continue developing and enhancing this service, completing the work in line with the government digital roadmap target of 2020.
I have a question, who do I ask?
In the first instance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone him on 01935 381930 or 07971 831394.
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