"Share Your Record could save so much time and anxiety"

Birmingham-based retired housing association CEO David Bayliss, 63 has been using records access since 2014 to help him manage his health, and has recently started using the Share Your Record function of Patient Access.

David suffers from high blood pressure, raised cholesterol and occasional gout.

He explains: “Having access to my detailed health record means that I don’t have to make an appointment with my doctor to check test results. I can go online.  It gives me the information I need to make decisions about my diet or lifestyle to improve my health. I can see also a graph of trends in test results over a period of time, such as cholesterol levels and my two yearly prostate check.I feel I can make a judgement on whether I pursue a change to medication or a follow-up with my doctor. It makes me feel more in control.”

Mr Bayliss found the Share Your Record function ‘very easy’ to use. “I will be recommending it to my mother-in-law, who is in her eighties. She had a slight stroke recently, and it took her forever in A&E to give her previous medical history to the doctors.

“Share Your Record could save so much time and anxiety.”

David Bayliss

“In just a few clicks you can share your record with anyone. Since I retired, we’ve gone on holiday several times a year, and if my wife or I fell ill away from home, the doctor would have all the information he or she needed at their fingertips.”

David Bayliss using Share Your Record