How will it affect me as a patient?

It will benefit patients by providing more joined up care. The information will be shared digitally instead of by telephone or fax. You do not need to take any action if you wish to remain part of the GNCR.

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How will it affect me as a health care professional?

A healthcare professional in secondary care will have access to relevant, current information from primary care.

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What is the Great North Care Record?

Your Great North Care Record provides access for health professionals to view your electronic medical records.

Can I see the health information held about me?

Yes, you have the right to request access to any information that organisations like the NHS hold about you.