How does it work?
Your GP, local hospital, social care, community or mental health team all hold different electronic records about you. This means your complete health and care record is like a jigsaw puzzle, with the pieces held in different places. This is probably why you have been asked the same questions over and again by different staff. We know it can be frustrating having to repeat the same information.
The Great North Care Record joins the pieces of the puzzle together and allows health and care professionals to see a more complete picture. Reducing the need for you to repeat information.
Health and care staff can spend a lot of their time contacting different teams to find out more about you. With the Great North Care Record, they can access this vital medical information at the touch of a button, and then provide you with the most appropriate care.