Joining up data to improve your care

The GM Care Record is effective, efficient and essential. It is a crucial part of improving your individual care, so that if required, you and your family are able to receive safer and more tailored treatment, wherever you receive it across Greater Manchester.

How does sharing your care record support better care for you?

The GM Care Record allows your information to be securely shared in order to help our services deliver the right individual care for you.

This is because the GM Care Record makes it possible for professionals in health and social care settings across Greater Manchester to access the latest information on your needs.

An incredible resource, the GM Care Record ensures joined-up care between each health and care professional in different NHS and care services, so that your individual care plans can be followed consistently.

It means GPs, doctors, nurses and care practitioners can deliver the safest and most effective care for you, without you having to repeat your story over and over again.


people per day benefiting
from the GM Care Record (October 2023)


minutes of vital treatment time saved
per patient

Most serious case reviews in health and social care have recommended more sharing of information between professionals, and I feel that people would have more confidence in their treatment if those caring for them had an accessible and complete view of their medical history through the GM Care Record.

One Manchester Patient Engagement Group

In what practical ways does the GM Care Record improve your care?

The GM Care Record:

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Across the boroughs

The GM Care Record is backed by a GM-wide approach to data protection and information sharing in accordance with national guidance, ensuring your information is shared safely, securely and legally. Read more about Your Privacy.

Image of happy lady being cared for by nurse

As a GP it is so helpful to be able to access information from other healthcare environments about the people I look after. It gives me the opportunity to properly coordinate care for people and to help them to make sense of their conditions and investigations. Though it is early days at the moment, I am looking forward to seeing the GM care record grow and to have different parts of the health and care system more ‘joined up’. This is an exciting new development.

Dr Joanna Bircher FRCGP
Partner (Lockside Medical Centre, Stalybridge)