HAMPSHIRE Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is launching a new digital system that will give patients more opportunity to manage their own hospital care.

My Medical Record is a system that allows patients to connect with clinicians and receive information from the Trust online, reducing the need for them to visit hospitals for appointments.

Suitable patients who agree to take part can register using their email address and mobile phone number. Once registered, they can log in to view information sent to them by the hospital and record information about their condition. This supports the opportunity for clinicians to carry out consultations over the telephone or via webcam.

It became available to a small number of patients earlier this month and will be rolled out across Hampshire Hospitals over the course of 2019.

Alex Whitfield, chief executive of the trust, said: “We are committed to finding ways of using technology to improve the way we care for our patients.

“My Medical Record will allow us to improve the way clinicians and patients communicate and has the potential to reduce the need for patients to attend some follow-up outpatient appointments. The quality of life outcome information we gather from patients will also help us to evaluate how effectively we care for patients.”

To help, patients and carers are being asked to take part in a survey to give their views on the use of technology in the delivery of healthcare. If you would like to take part, visit www.hampshirehospitals.nhs.uk/digitalcaresurvey for more information.