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 a copy of the leaflet “How information about you helps us to provide better care”. below
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
Sharing your Health Records please see link below:
NATIONAL DATA OPT OUT - May 2018 rules applied how data can be used. The NHS is committed to ensure Patient information is kept safe and clear about how it can be used.
You can chose whether your patient data information is used for research and planning. To find out more please visit:https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/
Type 1 opt out Preference:
Type 1 opt out form
The data extraction switch-on previously scheduled for 1 July has now been delayed until September.
From 1st September a new, daily, data collection process will begin. Please visit NHS Digital website to find out more information.