1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

GM Connected Health Ecosystem: Deep dive into the GM Care Record – connecting health and care across GM


The next Connected Health Ecosystem of 2021 will be held virtually on Tuesday 26th April 2022, 13.00 – 15.00.


Health and care organisations across Greater Manchester have accelerated the deployment of the GM Care Record for all 2.8m citizens to provide frontline professionals with vital information in the fight against COVID-19.

The GM Care Record allows workers in health or social care, easy access to patient information that is critical to support decision-making about patient care and treatment. It is being used to access over 140k patient records by over 13.5k frontline users each month (Dec. 2021) and connects over 500 organisations including primary and secondary care, mental health and community trusts, out of hours services, specialist trusts, social care and the region’s ambulance service.

It’s an extension of integrated care records already live in each locality of Greater Manchester. However, it collates patient information from across Greater Manchester into one place, making it easily accessible for health and care workers to inform direct care from across geographies and organisations.

The GM Care Record also provides the platform by which clinical pathways can be truly digitally transformed through the closer integration of services and bringing in new technology such as remote monitoring.

In addition, the GM Care Record is not just about care and treatment – it also provides the mechanism by which citizens’ deidentified health and care data related to COVID-19 can be used for research and secondary use purposes.

Greater Manchester has been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Likewise, there are communities within GM that have been disproportionately affected. Working with The University of Manchester, the use of deidentified patient data for research will us help to understand this and how we can improve GM’s health and care response to the pandemic and ultimately to improve the care of our citizens.


The project has been overseen by Health Innovation Manchester and the GM Health and Social Care Partnership, working on behalf of GM’s devolved health and care partners, and the technology provider of shared care records – Graphnet.


This event brings together different perspectives from clinical, academia, industry and the GM health and care system to showcase the work that has gone in to creating the GM Care Record and the benefits this will bring to the care and treatment of the citizens of Greater Manchester in future.

More information and agenda to follow.


Registration for the Connected Health Ecosystem is now open – tickets are limited, so we recommend securing your place now. 


13.00 -13.05: Prof. Niels Peek (Professor of Health Informatics, The University of Manchester): Introduction and opening remarks.

13.05 – 13.20: Guy Lucchi (Digital Innovation Director, Health Innovation Manchester): Background to the rollout GMCR in response to COVID-19 and its future role in the development of the ICS.

13.20 – 13.35: Dr. Paula Bennett (Chief Nurse/CNIO, Health Innovation Manchester): The clinical difference the GM Care Record is making on the frontline and its role in clinical pathway transformation.

13.35 – 13.40: Prof. Niels Peek: Beyond direct care – the GM Care Record and population health research.

13.40 – 13.50: Dr. Richard Williams (Senior Software Engineer, NIHR Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre, University of Manchester): How deidentified data from the GM Care Record is used to support research in GM.

13.50 – 14.00: TBC – A Clinical/Academic Researcher will showcase their research using data from the GM Care Record

14.00 – 14.10: Darryl Davies (Product Director Population Health, Graphnet): The industry partner view – why and how this has happened in Greater Manchester and how Graphnet have supported the development of the GM Care Record.

14.10 – 14.25: Questions from the online audience and panel discussion.

15.00: Prof. Niels Peek: Closing remarks.

14.00 – 14.10: TBC

14.10 – 14.25: Questions from the online audience and panel discussion.

15.00: Niels Peek: Closing remarks.


More information and full agenda to follow.

Research & Innovation Health Accelerator Programme:

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CONTACT US (bertenshaw@healthinnovationmanchester.com) to discuss the programme further and to see if your company is eligible to enrol.

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