NHS healthcare professionals across the North East and North Cumbria region are teaming up to improve the way patient information is shared to improve health outcomes for patients.
The Great North Care Record is a project led by GP practices, hospitals, community and mental health trusts with the purpose to make an agreed set of information from each organisation immediately available between health and care professionals using a secure, electronic system to help provide the best treatment.
Historically, different NHS organisations have developed a range of individual systems to store patient records. This means important information held in one part of the health care system might not be readily available to other doctors, nurses and other health care professionals.
The team at GNCR believe a co-ordinated approach to sharing information through the development of a secure integrated system which shares key medical information will result in an improved patient experience.