The CIDR Record

We have linked together health and social care records online for all patients registered with a GP practice in boroughs using CIDR so health and social care professionals can view the information they need to give patients the best care. It’s a way of making important information from these records accessible to the right people at the right time.

What is an Integrated Digital Record?

An Integrated Digital Record is made up of approved relevant electronic data from different sources. For CIDR care data comes from:

  • Camden GP practices
  • University College London Hospitals (UCLH)
  • Royal Free Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RFH)
  • Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL)
  • Camden and Islington Foundation Trust
  • Coordinate My Care
  • London Borough of Camden

Can a patient choose not to have a CIDR record?

Yes. A patient can opt out of CIDR at any time by speaking with a member of staff at their GP practice. A patient can prevent their CIDR record from being created, updated or accessed.  Where a CIDR record already exists and has been viewed by a care professional, a copy of what was included at the time must be kept for good record management.

In most cases, organisations can also prevent your local information being included in your CIDR record. This means that information from other organisations continues to be available to care professionals but they will not be able to see information you do not wish to share.  To request that an organisation does not share your information you will need to speak with them directly.