About us

How are we managed?

The Great North Care Record programme is a collaboration of all NHS organisations, Local Authorities and Universities across the North East and North Cumbria. We provide an integrated care record for the 3.6million people living in the region.

The Great North Care Record is governed by the North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care System (ICS) Management Group which is made up of Chief Executives of NHS hospitals, primary care and local authorities.

Which organisations are involved in the Great North Care Record?

The organisations who are part of the Great North Care Record are:

Health trusts

  • South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
  • Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
  • North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
  • Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne And Wear NHS Foundation Trust
  • County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
  • Cumbria Integrated Care Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Tees, Esk And Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

Local authorities

  • Cumbria County Council
  • Darlington Borough Council
  • Durham County Council
  • Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Hartlepool Borough Council
  • Middlesbrough Council
  • Newcastle upon Tyne City Council
  • North Tyneside Local Authority
  • Northumberland County Council
  • South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Stockton on Tees Borough Council
  • Sunderland City Council
  • Redcar and Cleveland Council

Clinical commissioning groups (representing all GP practices in their areas)

  • Newcastle Gateshead CCG
  • North Tyneside CCG
  • Northumberland CCG
  • Sunderland CCG
  • Tees Valley CCG
  • South Tyneside CCG
  • County Durham CCG
  • North Cumbria CCG

Out of hours providers

  • Gatdoc
  • Vocare
  • ELM Alliance

The programme’s Senior Responsible Owner is Helen Ray, Chief Executive of North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. The Great North Care Record is governed by representatives from NHS Trusts, CCGs, primary care, Local Authorities, North of England Commissioning Support Unit (NECS), Academic Health Science Network-NENC and NHS England/Improvement.

How is the Great North Care Record funded?

The Great North Care Record is funded by NHS England having secured bids from a range of national digital initiatives. The local organisations listed above also contribute towards the running costs of the programme.