Why are we building DataWell?
There are many NHS organisations involved in health and social care across Greater Manchester, and patients don’t go to one GP practice and one hospital. Health and social care professionals need to be able to treat people from across the region, and to be able to follow-up on the outcomes of their treatment or care so they can learn what works and what doesn’t.
What do patients think?
Patients have also told us they think things could be done better. DataWell is designed to help increase the speed and quality of treatment for patients and to improve both patient safety and control of their own care.
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Improving health and social care
DataWell is a key part of Greater Manchester’s vision for improving health for its 2.8 million residents. To find out more about the region’s health and social care strategic plan, “Taking Charge”, click here.
How secure is the DataWell programme?
DataWell is overseen by an NHS organisation - the Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network (GM AHSN). It is supported by its membership, which includes the NHS Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups and universities across Greater Manchester. Although led by the NHS, its scope includes social care.
How does DataWell work?
DataWell works with existing NHS and social care information systems that hold medical and care records in a safe, secure way. The DataWell technology allows authorised health and care professionals to view speciﬁc information held in those records when they need to, for the diagnosis and treatment of a patient.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Read the DataWell business case here
Want to get involved?
- NHS staff – a reference board group has been set up to consult on the DataWell programme, for more information on this contact email@example.com
- Members of the public – the DataWell programme is consulting with the GM AHSN Public Involvement and Engagement Group, to find out more about the activities of this group please get in touch