What do you want your information to be shared for?
- In an emergency, an ambulance crew will know what medications you have been prescribed and any other significant conditions you may have.
- If you forget the names of your medications the team caring for you will be able to see a list of what your GP has prescribed.
- In an emergency, an ambulance service crew would NOT know that for example you have epilepsy, so valuable time could be lost in diagnosing what is wrong with you.
- For example the district nurse who looks after your injections or wound dressings would not have access to what you are allergic to.
Aggregated data from The Great North Care Record systems has the potential, subject to the appropriate legal, ethical and information sharing agreements, to offer researchers a holistic view of a population’s health and social care needs and behaviours. Research areas could include:
- Public health insight: prevalence
- Impact modelling: innovation, uptake and outcomes
- Policy research into whole-system changes, and the outcomes of multiple interacting changes
- Pharmaceutical Research
We can make the North East the most attractive place in the world to do research by producing a consent-rich research environment.