The Dorset Care Record (DCR) brings all your health details together so medical and social care staff can give you the best possible care. It is a new confidential computer record that will join up different records to create one complete and up-to-date record about you. Over time, this will help improve the care you receive.
The DCR is a partnership supported by NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group, Dorset County Hospital, Poole Hospital, Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals, Dorset HealthCare, Dorset County Council, Borough of Poole and Bournemouth Borough Councils and the South Western Ambulance Service Trust. Sharing you record will bring about:
Coordinated and safer care
Clear decisions about your care
No need to repeat your details to different professionals
Accurate contact details
A better understanding of your situation