Summary Care Record and Great North Care Record

Summary Care Record

The purpose of the Summary Care Record is to ensure that anyone treating you has basic but important information about you – especially when care is unplanned,  urgent or during evenings and weekends.

A roll out programme to existing patients began in March/April, 2010, and all patients were sent an information pack with a leaflet explaining the Summary Care Record.

Patients can get additional information from


by calling the NHS Care Records Service Information Line on 0845 60938510

For new patients our new patient registration process will ask if you wish to have a Summary Care Record and your preference will be recorded on your personal record.  Parents of children up to the age of 18 years will be required to make this decision on their behalf.

Great North Care Record

At the moment, every health care organisation holds a different set of records about you.  Information in different records may be duplicated or incomplete.

Your Great North Care Record is the devleopment of access for health professionals to view your electronic medical records, that will over time include a range of healthcare information to help improve the care you receive in the North East.
For further information please click on the attached link:  Great_North_Care_Record_patient_leaflet

Last modified: May 28, 2020