Hampshire Health Record

Hampshire Health Record logo The Hampshire Health Record (HHR) contains information extracted from your GP and hospital records and makes them available to clinical staff wherever they are treating you. It is a local combined electronic health record to help you and the doctors and nurses caring for you. It brings together information in your health records from different parts of the NHS in Hampshire.

The local National Health Service (NHS) has many different computer systems holding health records. Because not all of these systems are connected to each other, information about your care from one system is not automatically available in the others. The HHR takes information from many of the health record systems within Hampshire and creates a combined health record about you, that can be looked at wherever you are being treated.

The health care staff who wants to look at your record must have your permission each time they look at it, unless you are so ill that you are not able to be asked.

The Hampshire Health Record is a joint project supported by all of the seven Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in the NHS South region: Southampton City, West Hampshire, North East Hampshire, South East Hampshire, North Hampshire, Fareham and Gosport, Portsmouth City; as well as Basingstoke and North Hampshire Foundation Trust, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust and Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

At present the Hampshire Health Record receives records from nearly 80% of the GP practices within the seven CCGs. The information that is sent only contains the codes of problems and diagnoses, drugs prescribed clinical measurements and pathology results etc. Detailed comments are not included.

Data sent to the Hampshire Health Record from Southampton and Portsmouth Hospital Trusts, and Hampshire Hospitals Trust, includes blood test and other pathology results, X-Ray results and letters sent after Outpatient appointments or hospital admissions and discharge letters.

Find out more on the Hampshire Health Record website.