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Information for local commissioners

Due to unforeseen circumstances, LCR resources are being consolidated to concentrate on existing initiatives. The decision has therefore been taken to temporarily suspend new access requests to the Leeds Care Record.

The temporary suspension has also been agreed with the organisational changes which are taking place within Leeds in mind. The Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is in the process of transitioning to the new NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (ICB) and the ICB will take over the CCG on the 1st July 2023.

This section of the website will be updated once new access requests are being accepted again.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

If you are a local commissioner, considering Leeds Care Record access for newly commissioned health and care services in Leeds, the Leeds Care Record team can help to support your request.

Offering the integration between various health and care systems from across organisations, Leeds Care Record allows staff providing direct patient care access to a rich source of information and is already widely used by a range of health and care organisations in Leeds.

Leeds Care Record delivers a range of benefits:

Provides information from primary, acute, community, mental health and social care settings (as well as local hospice care)

Less paperwork resulting in more time to spend on clinical care

Improves efficiencies by allowing professionals to view up to date information on a patient’s care journey

Secure read only system that is enabling safer and better care for patients

For further detailed analysis of the benefits this system has enabled, visit:

The Leeds Care Record works in partnership with the Leeds Teaching Hospitals’ electronic healthcare record, known as PPM+ (Patient Pathway Manager).

Please contact the Leeds Care Record team to express your interest or request the new organisation application pack.

Please note that there are a number of pre-requisites that must be met before access to this system, they can be found in our application pack which can be shared with you upon request. Whilst the team will endeavour to support your request, access may not be guaranteed and is decided by information governance teams.

Please consider the following:

  • Information Governance (staff must provide direct patient care to view patient records via this system)
  • Staff must complete annual Information Governance training inline with the data protection standards and toolkit along with any required training set by the organisation
  • Only accounts will be created for staff with or secure emails that are individual to the staff member
  • An active HSCN (The Health and Social Care Network) connection is required
  • An ODS* code for the organisation
  • A technical contact will be required to support access

*An ODS code (also called an Organisation code) is a unique code created by the Organisation Data Service within NHS Digital, and used to identify organisations across health and social care. ODS codes are required in order to gain access to national systems like NHSmail and the Data Security and Protection Toolkit.

Further information can be viewed online via our partner information page as well as outlined in our new organisation application pack which can be shared with you upon request.