Findings: YouGov poll

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In a YouGov poll conducted on behalf of Teesside University, respondents were asked to read various statements and watch a video about the Great North Care Record before asking if they agreed or disagreed with a statement. This study involved over 800 people living the North East and North Cumbria*, researchers found:

  • After reading about the NHS being able to share healthcare records with emergency departments, 94% of people surveyed said they would allow their medical information to be shared within the NHS.
  • After reading about people being able to control their privacy settings when sharing their healthcare records, 86% of people said it is important to be able to control their own privacy settings so they can choose who they share information with.
  • After reading about how social services can have access to healthcare records, 75% of people stated they would allow their information to be shared with social care providers if they were using their services.
  • After seeing a video about the Great North Care Record, 53% of people surveyed said they would be happy to share their identifiable data on a secure database with approved researchers.
  • 46% of people said they would be happy to share their information with medical companies if it meant improvements to the health and care products available.

*All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc.  Total sample size was 824 adults in the North East, Copeland, Allerdale, Eden and Carlisle. Fieldwork was undertaken between 22nd – 29th May 2018.  The survey was carried out online.