For everyone.

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encompass has been set up to help improve Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland.

Benefits for everyone

encompass will make it possible for patients, or a relative or caregiver acting on their behalf, to stay better informed. It will also allow them to manage their own health and social care experience.

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encompass will allow patients or their carers to:

  • View, make, and manage their appointments
  • View test results
  • View health and wellbeing information about them and their condition
  • Manage medicines and prescriptions
  • Choose how they want to talk to health and social care staff
  • Contact health and care professionals directly
  • Provide information before going to appointments, allowing for more time with care professionals

encompass will provide improved continuity of care for HSC patients, clients and service users.

  • Those who deliver care will have secure access to real-time patient information, helping to reduce duplication of services and minimising the risk of errors
  • Patients will not have to repeat information to different professionals providing care or have to repeat tests in different locations
  • Patients will be able to provide relevant, up-to-date information to support the professionals looking after them to manage their condition better
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Page last updated: March 2, 2022