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Braintree district: Hospitals to introduce summary care records
3:00pm Sunday 12th August 2012 in Braintree
Hospitals are using a new database to access patient records quickly in an emergency.
Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust – which runs St Michael’s Hospital in Braintree and Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford – has introduced summary care records.
They hold limited but essential information about patients, including details of medicines and allergies, and will be used by clinical staff during emergencies or when GP practices are
Health bosses say it is quicker than the usual route of sharing patient information by letter, fax, e-mail or phone.