The Government's Care.Data Project
We will soon be required to supply your Personal and confidential medical information to the Government’s Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC)
This information will be taken under the Government’s “Care.Data” project from the practice in a form that can identify you (ie it is NOT anonymous)
Due to changes in the law 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 by opting out (see below).
Official Information Regarding the Project:
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 opt out of the Care.Data upload process by completing the Opt Out form below and returning it to the surgery. A form is needed for each individual and parents can sign for those under 18.