Health and care information that saves lives
Giving health and care workers access to information within the Greater Manchester Care Record ensures you will receive the treatment you need, at the right time, in the right way.
The GM Care Record joins together our regions’ different NHS and care organisations to help hospitals and other care services access your individual health and care records quickly and securely.
Easy access to your information is essential to front-line care and treatment.
GP practices are now contributing patient health information within
the GM Care Record
Nearly 100% of the care records in Greater Manchester are now being shared, across the regions’ health and care services.
patient records accessed by front line staff in a single month (Nov. ’22) to provide more informed care.
How has the GM Care Record changed data sharing?
Doctors, nurses, care workers and other medical staff are now able to make critical decisions about individual care and treatment using the GM Care Record.
In 2020, changes to the Control of Patient Information were approved by the UK’s medical governing body allowing health and care information to be safely accessed across our regions’ health services.
These changes meant that the GM Care Record could be used to protect our communities in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
These changes have also made it possible for de-personalised information to be accessed by researchers for vital COVID-19 research and planning.
You can choose to opt out of your de-personalised health and care information from being used for research and planning. More information about this can be found here.
The GM Care Record is enhancing the way we deliver care by enabling us to develop our understanding of our population and their health needs so we can to target resources and services and tackle some of the health challenges we face across the city region.Guy Lucchi
Digital innovation Director at Health Innovation Manchester and the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership
What information is included
in the GM Care Record?
- Health or care issues we need to be aware of
- Any medications you may be taking
- Any allergies you may have
- Recent test results
- Care or treatment plans
- Details of any social care or carer support you may receive
Where does the information in the GM Care Record come from?
The GM Care Record pulls information from several important areas of health and care including:
- primary care e.g. GP practices
- community services
- mental health services
- social care
- secondary care e.g. hospitals
- specialist services e.g. NWAS and the Christie
highest number of care records accessed in a single day (4/10/22)
frontline monthly users of the GM Care Record (during November ’22)
highest number of frontline users in a single day (11/10/22)