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DataWell is an innovative digital infrastructure that enables doctors and care professionals in Greater Manchester, East Cheshire and East Lancashire to share and view the patient and client information they need, when they need it, to improve care.


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. 

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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. 

Find out more in this video.



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. 

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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.  

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For more information contact informatics@gmahsn.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 informatics@gmahsn.org
  • 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
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DataWell_GM @@DataWell_GM Thu Oct 19 09:22:01 GMT 2017

Digital health has 2-3 customers — all need to approve new products: professional users, patients/citizens & carers. Charles Lowe at #DAP2pic.twitter.com/JHsH6Se437

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DataWell_GM @@DataWell_GM Wed Oct 04 04:00:32 GMT 2017

Presenting DataWell for friends and colleagues at the @WEAHSN Digital Art of the Possible event. Fantastic enthusiasm for #digitalhealthpic.twitter.com/9UMh3v6Hlo

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DataWell_GM @@DataWell_GM Wed Oct 04 03:16:02 GMT 2017

1. Congratulations to Information Sharing Gateway (ISG)...pic.twitter.com/iuJPVKFjjY

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DataWell_GM @@DataWell_GM Fri Sep 22 02:50:01 GMT 2017

Exciting times in Greater Manchester - imminent launch of @healthinnovmcr. Innovation helping to boost economy & improve lives @JonRouseGMhttps://twitter.com/healthinnovmcr/status/913369255197978624 …

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DataWell_GM @@DataWell_GM Thu Sep 28 01:44:24 GMT 2017

Excited to be in Helsinki talking about digital health, @DataWell_GM #smes #ux #ucd @FinproFi @GM_AHSN

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DataWell_GM @@DataWell_GM Thu Sep 21 03:17:16 GMT 2017

How can we make Greater Manchester the best place for startups? Jon Corner is on a mission. Can you help? #GMdigital @TheLandingMCUKpic.twitter.com/YgbHzR1kyO

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DataWell_GM @@DataWell_GM Thu Sep 21 09:22:10 GMT 2017

Great meeting with @boltoncouncil about working together on #comms. Lots of good things happening in @greatermcr @healthinnovmcr @GM_HSCpic.twitter.com/ClCQiF6YSk

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DataWell_GM @@DataWell_GM Wed Sep 20 09:39:35 GMT 2017

Find out what we are doing to transform #health, support #clinicians and improve #care in #England http://bit.ly/NHSDigitalPlan pic.twitter.com/q4GVqkSujO

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DataWell_GM @@DataWell_GM Mon Sep 18 00:19:13 GMT 2017

@ingridbrindle of #Datawell's Patient Experience Group written blog about her GP record. An excellent read! http://ow.ly/rt5i30fewHI @Sarripic.twitter.com/oVlYjEY752

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DataWell_GM @@DataWell_GM Mon Sep 18 11:31:42 GMT 2017

Thanks to all who visited stand abt #DataWell #Expo17NHS & how we can work together to improve outcomes @GM_HSC @healthinnovmcr @ukpenguinpic.twitter.com/8xEDDItvSG

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