Great North Care Record

Our GP practice holds information about you and this document outlines how that information is used, with whom we may share that information, how we keep it secure (confidential) and what your rights are in relation to this.

The Health Care Professionals (HCP) who provide you with care, maintain records about your health and any treatment or care you have received previously (e.g. NHS Trust, GP surgery, Community clinics or staff etc.).  These records help to provide you with the best possible healthcare.

NHS health records may be electronic, on paper or a mixture of both and we use a combination of working practices and technology to ensure that your information is kept confidential and secure.  

Please follow the below link by clicking on the blue box. This document fully explains how patient information is shared.

How we use your information


Great North Care Record

This is a local initiative to share medical information in the North East. The information shared is similar to that in the Summary Care Record with Additional Information. Health Professionals at other organisations will only be able to access this information with your permission. The health organisations with whom we share this information are:

  • Northumberland Tyne & Wear NHS FT
  • Tees, Esk & Wear Valley NHS Trust
  • North East Ambulance Service NHS Trust
  • Northern Doctors Urgent Care (NDUC)CBC Health (GatDoc)
  • Northumbria Healthcare NHS FT
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS FT
  • Gateshead Health NHS FT
  • South Tyneside NHS FT
  • City Hospitals Sunderland NHS FT
  • County Durham & Darlington NHS FT
  • North Tees & Hartlepool NHS FT
  • South Tees Hospitals NHS FT

This information will be shared unless you tell us in writing that you don’t want us to share it. You can opt-out of this scheme – please ask at the surgery or follow the appropriate link.

Please follow the below link by clicking on the blue box. This information leaflet fully explains the Great North Care Record (GNCR).

If you would like to opt out of the Great North Care Record please either:

Download the form, complete, sign and return as per the instructions on the form Opt out form – please click on the red link below to download this form.


Call 0344 811 9587 (this line will be managed 09:00 – 17:00 Monday to Friday), outside those hours there will be a dedicated answer service. Calls not answered immediately will be responded to next working day (Monday-Friday). Calls charged at a standard landline rate.

Great North Care Record Fact Sheet

Opt Out Form – GNCR