Plexus Care Record connects health and care records for practitioners in Sussex, providing them with the right information at the right time.

By connecting systems across GPs, hospital and community healthcare services as well as Local Authorities, Plexus allows practitioners to securely access and update relevant information as part of the shared health and care record anywhere anytime.

Why is this so important?

For practitioners sharing data is essential to enable them to provide the best possible care to patients and service users but it also helps working more efficiently across all of health and social care in Sussex.  This will always take place on or in a safe environment to ensure that people who access the data have a legitimate reason to do this.

Sharing patients records give a more complete picture of a patient’s journey across different services and are about achieving a better experience and better care for the patient. Shared records are designed to ensure that an individual does not need to tell their story again and again to different health and care practitioners. This can improve safety and efficiency, but also supports patients in what is often a difficult time.

Plexus as part of the digital system in Sussex

Plexus is an important part of the Our Care Connected Programme, which is part of the Sussex Health and Care Partnership Digital Programme.

Plexus works with partners across Sussex, which include:

  • General Practice,
  • University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust,
  • East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust,
  • Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust,
  • Western Sussex Hospitals Foundation Trust,
  • Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust,
  • Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.