HOW INFORMATION ABOUT YOU HELPS US TO PROVIDE BETTER CARE
Confidential information from your medical records such as Diagnoses, BMI, Prescriptions, Cholesterol results, etc (not consultations), along with your NHS Number, Date of Birth and Gender can be used by the NHS to improve the services offered so we can provide the best possible care for everyone.
This information (not your name) are sent to a secure system (HSCIC - Health and Social Care Information Centre) where it can be linked to other health information from different parts of the NHS in a way that 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 from happening, please speak to the practice staff and ask for an 'Opt out Form'.
There is a lot of information on the Website www.nhs.uk/caredata and there is also a helpline 0300 4563531 to be able to answer all your questions.