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Half a million patients benefit from Bristol record sharing project

Accident and emergency doctors are now able to provide safer emergency care round the clock to some 500,000 patients across the Bristol area – thanks to a secure electronic record sharing agreement with 50 local GP practices.

The Patient Record Network (PRN) enables A&E doctors to view patient records within minutes which makes key information from the patient’s GP record available to other clinicians. They previously relied on phoning or faxing GP practices for patient vital information, with no access outside surgery opening hours. GPs believe it could save patients’ lives.   

The initiative is the result of local collaboration between  GP Care, a Bristol based organisation set up by GPs, and acute hospitals serving South Gloucestershire, Bristol and North Somerset, including the Bristol Royal Infirmary and Frenchay Hospital.