Information about you and the care you receive is shared, in a secure system, by healthcare staff to support your treatment and care.
It is important that we, the NHS, can use this information to plan and improve services for all patients. We would like to link information from all the different places where you receive care, such as your GP, hospital and community service, to help us provide a full picture. This will allow us to compare the care you received in one area against the care you received in another, so we can see what has worked best.
Information such as your postcode and NHS number, but not your name, will be used to link your records in a secure system, so your identity is protected. Information which does not reveal your identity can then be used by others, such as researchers and those planning health services, to make sure we provide the best care possible for everyone.
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 from happening, please speak to practice staff or download the opt out form below, complete it and return it to the practice
We need to make sure that you know this is happening and the choices you have.
You can find out more on the NHS England Care Data website
The Practice will not share personal identifiable data and or other confidential data about patients to support the planning of NHS and social care services, without seeking explicit patient consent to do this.
However the Practice may share data about patients in a non-personal format (either annoymised* or psuedonymised) in order to support the planning of NHS and social care services. This data will only be used for health or social planning purposes and not for any other purposes (such as commercial, insurance or marketing purposes). Sharing of such data will be managed in accordance to a formal sharing arrangement and under tight Information Governance controls’.