Greater Manchester

COVID-19: Accelerating Data Sharing Across GM

Working to improve data sharing across health and care to enable front-line workers to provide the best care based on the latest patient information.

It’s imperative that clinicians and care professionals have access to the latest patient information to enable them to make decisions that provide the best possible care and support.

Already in Greater Manchester, a lot of work has been completed to enable data sharing across organisations in each of the ten localities. However, we’re now working to accelerate the deployment of data sharing across Greater Manchester through the GM Care Record. We’re also building in more functionality to the GM Care Record that will enhance the care of patients in response to COVID-19.

This will:

  • greatly enhance clinical decision making
  • provide access to vital information on medications, test results, allergies, care plans and priority alerts
  • reduce instances of harm
  • enhance care planning
  • inform care coordination across settings and geographies.

It is backed by a GM-wide approach to data protection and information sharing in accordance with national guidance and will ensure patient information is shared safely, securely and legally.

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