Great North Care Record Network

Great North Care Record Network

Great North Care Record Network in November 2017


The Great North Care Record Network has been established to support the development of the Great North Care Record across the North East and North Cumbria.

The Network provides an opportunity for professionals working in healthcare, social care and academia to come together and to help implement the record across the region.

The programme has been established and is led by local health and social care professionals and academics who are committed to the benefits of better information sharing, in a safe and secure setting.

The network meets on a face to face basis and has an online network – Discourse.

July 2018 meeting

The next event takes place on Tuesday 10 July at Rainton Meadows Arena, Houghton le Spring from 10am – 4pm (registration from 9.30am).

At this event, we will be exploring how we capture the information sharing preferences for the 3.6m people living in our region.

Over recent months we have been working on ways of achieving this, whilst this work is still under development, we need your feedback on the direction we are taking.

This is your chance to help shape how we put the public in control of how their health and social care information is shared within the system and with researchers.

The regional privacy preference tool is in early development, and we would like to show you what it looks like and capture your views on how we can implement and agree a shared approach across the region.

The tool will capture the preferences of the individual to share their information at the point of care – with health or social care practitioners, and their views on sharing their information with approved researchers. There will also be the opportunity for individuals to register their contact details so researchers can recruit them to clinical trials.

Whether you are working as a frontline health or care practitioner, service planner, in public health or research – your views need to be heard and represented.

The event will include a number of presentations and a workshop session so we can capture your feedback to develop the approach further. There will also be networking opportunities and a number of exhibitors to see.

The event is free to attend and includes lunch and refreshments.

If you have any queries about the Network, contact

Download the Event Programme.

Speaker biographies

Find out more about the event speakers:

November 2017 meeting

The first network event took place in November 2017. Outputs from November’s network meeting:

Online forum – Discourse

Discourse is an online forum we use so that professionals around the region can come together and discuss, collaborate and share information. To join email