Your Medical records and information sharing within the NHS
A patients guide to Summary Care Record, Care.data and Electroninc Data Sharing Model.
Data Sharing Patient Information Leaflet
How information about you helps provide better healthcare ...
Confidential information from your medical records can be used by the NHS with the aim of improving the services offered 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 from happening please let us know here at the the surgery.
Please call into the surgery for a leaflet which gives more details or alternatively more information can be found at http://www.nhs.uk/caredata.