The GM Care Record

Guidance for Greater Manchester's health and care workers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For workers in health or social care, easy access to patient information is critical to support your decision-making, especially in situations such as the COVID-19 pandemic. This is where the GM Care Record comes in.

The GM Care Record pulls vital patient data from several areas including:

  • primary care
  • community services
  • mental health services
  • social care
  • secondary care
  • specialist services e.g. NWAS

The GM Care Record is an extension of integrated digital care records (IDCR) already live in each locality of Greater Manchester (e.g. Manchester Care Record, Bolton Care Record).

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.

See below for a specifically designed 5-minute staff training film outlining the features of the GM Care Record, including the new Covid-19 features in response to the pandemic:

The amount of data that the GM Care Record holds is increasing all the time. Data is constantly being added so that a combined record can be developed for all our citizens, to help better decision making and more informed care.

From medications to test results, there’s a wealth of patient data available. GP, social care and mental health data is updated overnight, and hospital data is updated almost immediately to help you make the most informed decisions.

Please note: If you can’t find a particular piece of patient data in the GM Care Record, it might be available elsewhere – do not assume they have no medical history and that the patient doesn’t have a particular condition or a latest test result available.

For help and support, please watch the guidance film or contact your local ICT team.



COVID-19 GM Digital Clinical Reference Group

The GM Care Record for Secondary Uses and Research into COVID-19

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