How information about you helps us to provide better care
We shall soon be required to supply your personal and confidential medical Information to the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC). This information will be taken from the practice in a form that can identify you. The Practice has NO choice but to allow the HSCIC to extract this information. However, individual patients can instruct their Practice to stop the transfer of their data.
Confidential information from your medical records can be used by the NHS to improve the services offered so we can provide the best possible care for everyone.
This information along with your postcode and NHS number but not your name, are sent to a secure system where it can be linked with other health information.
This allows those planning NHS services or carrying out medical research to use information from different parts of the NHS in a way which does not identify you.
You have a choice
If you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not have to do anything.
If you have any concerns or wish to prevent this happening, please contact the practice staff or ask at reception for a copy of the leaflet ‘How information about you helps us to provide better care’ or download a copy from the links below.
We need to make sure that you know this is happening and the choices you have.
- How information about you helps us to provide better care
- Care Data – Frequently Asked Questions
- Opt Out Form – Download, complete and return to the practice
You can find out more on the NHS England Care Data website.