Great North Care Record

The Great North Care Record is a new system that will allow NHS services view your medical records electronically.

Electronic records will be viewed through a secure encrypted system, protected by stringent NHS security standards. Your record will only be viewed by healthcare professionals involved in your care after you have given them consent.

We feel that this system will save a lot of time in getting important information to those caring for you. Consequently, we are keen for all our patients to benefit from this improvement.

You will be automatically included in the Great North Care Record unless you opt out within 4 weeks from the date of this post. If you are happy with the new system, you do not need to take any action.

If you wish to opt out, you can do this by contacting Alice at Benfield Park Medical Group tel: 0191 282 1010

If you would like to discuss any concerns, you can contact the Great North Care Record team on 0344 811 9587 or email gncarerecord@nhs.net. For further information click great-north-care-record or www.greatnorthcarerecord.org.uk.