Privacy Statement

This Privacy Notice is applicable to all services managed by the Great North Care Record (GNCR).

The Great North Care Record programme is a collaboration of all NHS organisations and Local Authorities across the North East and North Cumbria. We provide an integrated care record and patient engagement platform for the 3.6million people living in the region. Find out more about our members

The Great North Care Record and this website is managed and run by staff working at The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospital Trust whose registered office is Regent Farm Rd, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 3HD. The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospital Trust privacy statement can be viewed via this link.

The Data Protection Officer for the programme is Tracey Best who can be contacted at

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Information we may collect about you on our website

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors.

As with most websites there are some types of information which will be automatically tracked. This includes information about your computer, and about your visits to and use of this website such as:

  • your IP address
  • the website you have come from
  • the type of browser you are using
  • the searches you carry out
  • the length of your visit on our site
  • the number of pages you viewed.

We use this data internally to understand the kind of information our visitors are looking for so that we can continually improve the content we provide on our website. This information does not contain any personal details and so our users cannot be identified in any way.

How we do this
We do this by using Cookies – small text files that are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. GNCR use the following cookies within their website: –

  • Analytics cookies and advertising cookies set by Google Analytics
  • Tracking cookies

You can choose not to accept cookies by changing your browser settings or deleting existing cookies installed on your computer. Visit for information on how to do this.

Secure submission forms
We have some secure forms on our website where we ask for your name and other details where appropriate. These forms have been set up to help us respond to the most common requests for information:

  • Opt Out Form
  • Contact us Form

All personal information is treated in the strictest confidence and is not stored on the website. Information submitted via our secure forms goes directly to a manned NHS mailbox via secure NHS Mail and is not shared with any third parties.

Legal Basis
GNCR are not a legal entity and don’t hold or process any patient data. Each GNCR Partner organisation is a data controllers for the patient data. For more on the legal basis for collecting and sharing patient data please view our partner organisations privacy statement. A full list of GNCR partner organisations can be found here

Health Information Exchange
The Health information exchange (HIE) provides Healthcare professionals across the North East & North Cumbria with secure electronic access to a citizen’s Health and care information. More information about the HIE can be viewed by visiting the link.

Opting out of Great North Care Record
You can prevent your patient record being made available on the Great North Care Record by completing the opt out form on this website.

The information you provide will only be accessed by Newcastle Hospitals who manage the Great North Care Record on behalf of the region. They will remove you from sharing electronic records as part of the Great North Care Record. We urge you to read this information which explains more about what opting out means.

The information you submit is held securely and is only held for the purposes of opting you out. The information is deleted once it is retrieved by Newcastle Hospitals. The opt out is registered on the Great North Care Record’s Health Information Exchange.

If you want to opt back into sharing your record at any time, contact the Great North Care Record helpline on 0344 811 9587

Changes to this privacy notice
We reserve the right to update this privacy notice at any time. We will notify you with a new privacy notice when we make any substantial updates. We may also notify you in other ways from time to time about the processing of your personal information.

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