Lincolnshire Care Record – Fair Processing Notice

What is Lincolnshire Care Record?

The Lincolnshire Care Record is a secure computer system that provides health and care workers with a view of selected personal information contained in different health and care systems.

What personal information will be made available?

The types of personal information could include:

  • Name, address, NHS Number and phone number
  • Medications & Allergies
  • Results of x-rays, scans or laboratory results
  • Letters
  • Treatment you have received
  • Future and past appointments
  • Care Plans

How is my personal information used?

The personal information in the Lincolnshire Care Record is used to direct, manage and deliver the care you receive. This ensures that health and care workers involved in your care have accurate and up to date information so they can assess and improve the quality and type of care you receive.

A full audit trail is maintained to track who is accessing your personal information. Your personal information can only be accessed by the health and care workers who need to see it to support your care. Access to your information is strictly controlled.

The care record does not share your personal information with any third party organisations. If you do not want your personal information to be viewed in the care record you will need to complete an opt out form.

Opting out may mean that the health and care workers caring for you may not have access to important personal information relevant to your care. If you decide to opt out then health and care workers cannot override your decision, even in a medical emergency. Download an opt out form.

Which organisations are involved in the Lincolnshire Care Record?

The organisations that are currently taking part in the programme are local health and care services:

• Primary Care (GP Practices and Primary Care Networks across Lincolnshire)
• Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS)
• Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT)
• United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS trust (ULHT)
• Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) – Social Workers and Adult Social Care
• St Barnabas Hospice (Lincoln)
• East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS)

Health and care organisations that are in the areas of Peterborough (North West Anglia Foundation Trust) will also be able to view your information for the purpose of giving you direct care should it be necessary.

How can I see the personal information held about me?

The Lincolnshire Care Record reflects the personal information held by the contributing organisation(s) above. You should contact them directly if you wish to have a copy of the personal data held about you. The contact details for each organisation can be found below.