Your Health Care Records
Sharing your vital patient information is critical in supporting your care and treatment, especially in situations such as the COVID-19 pandemic. To support this, in Greater Manchester we’ve developed the GM Care Record to support your care wherever and whenever you may need it.
The GM Care Record allows workers in health or social care easy access to your patient information to help them understand your needs and to support them in making the best decisions for your care.
It shares important information about your health and care including:
- Any current health or care related issues
- Your medications and treatments you may be receiving
- Allergies, particularly to medication
- Results of any recent tests or investigations that you may have had
- Details on any plans created for your care or treatment
- Information on any social care or carer support you may receive
The record includes patient information from across health and care including from your GP, hospitals and social care. It means that if you happen to end up in A&E, they can see what existing health issues you may have. Or it could mean that test results are shared much quicker with your GP through the record.
It’s an extension of integrated care records already live in each locality of Greater Manchester (e.g. Manchester Care Record, Bolton Care Record etc). However, it collates patient information from across Greater Manchester into one place, making it easily accessible for health and care workers to inform your care across health and care organisations.
The creation of the GM Care Record follows all the latest rules and legislation to ensure your data is protected and is only used for the purposed of your direct care.
Two years of technical development has been crammed into two months to support Greater Manchester’s response to Covid-19 and ultimately, the GM Care Record will provide a combined care record for all Greater Manchester’s 2.8m citizens.
To find out more:
Visit Health Innovation Manchester’s website https://healthinnovationmanchester.com/thegmcarerecord/
Read the public explanation infographic What is the GM Care Record?