This section covers what the information strategy will mean for commissioners of care services. There are lots of examples where these improvements have already taken place. Follow the links to find out more.
Providing people with access to their health and care records
As a commissioner of care services you will ensure all patients and service users have the opportunity and support to benefit from online access to their own health and care records, and from a growing range of other beneficial online services.
- Puzzledout is a groundbreaking tool that gives children and young people an easy way to influence how their local mental health services are delivered, designed and commissioned
You will outline a clear and agreed timetable for providers to deliver this.
Local data to support good planning
You will have powerful data about the local population you serve, about how money is spent, and about the performance of providers. This will support good planning and good management of services.
- The London Borough of Tower Hamlets has created a comprehensive database of area-referenced information by joining elements from the general practice register, land and property gazetteer, school pupil census and social and hospital care records.
Through having far more detailed experience and equalities data available to you, you will be able to make better informed commissioning decisions about the services that people in your area want and need.
Ensuring people have digital support
You will ensure all patients and service users have the support to benefit from online access to their own health and care records, and from a growing range of other online services.
- In Stockport people are offered independent information and advice through Age UK as part of Continuing Health Care
As a Council Cabinet Member for Health, you will be able to download an integrated analysis about your community, a short list of cost-effective ways to address local problems and ways to share experiences online with councils with similar challenges.