Access to medical records

What is the Great North record and how it can benefit all of your health needs?

There is a new patient record sharing electronic system enabling all health professionals at various health organisation having access to a summary of your heath record to help with your care. E.g. You go and see a physio based at another organisation they will be able to see your summary and help with your treatment. Your medical records will still be confidential and only be able to be accessed by doctors , nurses and anybody directly involved in your care. You will be asked permission by the health organisation if you consent to allow them to view your Great North Care record.

You can decline or opt out of this record service at anytime.

This helps you by allowing the health professional spend more time on your care, joined up safer care and all your information kept in one place.

What does the Great North Record contain?

  • List of diagnosed conditions
  • Allergies
  • Test results
  • Referrals and Discharge Information
  • Address and telephone number

What organisations will be able to see my Great North Care Record and who supports it?

  • GP Practices
  • NHS 111
  • NHS Hospitals
  • Mental Health Services
  • Out-of-Hours Doctors
  • Ambulance Services

See more information on the Great North Care Record website.