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1st April 2021

North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust and County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust are now sharing patient information as part of the Great North Care Record programme. The Great North Care Record electronically connects patient information from GPs, local hospitals, social care, community and mental health teams together across the system, helping to […]

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24th March 2021

Health and social care services in Sunderland are the first in the North East and North Cumbria to securely view and share vital medical information. Hospitals, GPs, community services, mental health specialists and adult social care all hold different electronic records about patients. This means that people are often asked the same questions at various […]

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1st December 2020

Since March 2020 we have changed the way that patient records are shared across the North East and North Cumbria. We began sharing GP records when the Health Information Exchange first went live in March. Since then, we have added data from NHS trusts from around the region. We have exceeded previous views of GP […]

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19th October 2020

We are pleased to announce that Dr Phil Stamp has been appointed to the role of regional Clinical Safety Officer. Dr Stamp is an accident and emergency consultant at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and has been a keen advocate for the Great North Care Record since its inception. His role will include overseeing clinical […]

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19th October 2020

Any excuse to get a Monty Python reference in – but we are at an important point in our history. So, what did access to the Medical Interoperability Gateway (MIG) ever do for us? Well the short answer is – an awful lot. MIG has provided access to GP records in other clinical settings for […]

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1st October 2020

North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (NEAS) is now sharing crew reports on the Great North Care Record. This is the 4th trust connection to go-live on the Health Information Exchange (HIE). Crew reports created by paramedics based in the North East will now be available to frontline staff in the North East and […]

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23rd September 2020

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust has become the third trust to begin sharing patient information as part of the Great North Care Record programme. The trust serves a population of 430,000 local residents and employs around 8,000 staff. Data sharing for safer care From Wednesday 23 September, patient records are available on the […]

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14th September 2020

Adult social care practitioners at Gateshead Council are now able to access the Great North Care Record to help them care for their clients during the COVID-19 pandemic. A group of practitioners working at the council can now access a sub-set of the Health Information Exchange (HIE) – the mechanism that patient data is shared […]

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7th September 2020

Adult social care staff at Durham County Council have begun to access clinical data on the Health Information Exchange (HIE) to help them tackle COVID-19. 25 team leaders now have access to a sub-set of clinical data on the HIE. HIE allows health and care records from different organisations to be viewed and shared as […]

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