Important information from the NHS (Care.data Service) (Hscic: Health and Social Care Information Centre)

Updated on 19th September 2013 at 4:11 pm

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 Confidential information from your medical records can be used by the NHS to improve the services offered so they can provide the best possible care for everyone. This information along with your postcode, gender 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 speak to practice staff or ask at reception for a copy of the leaflet “How information about you helps us to provide better care”. More information can be found here: www.nhs.uk/caredata

Please Note: Opting out of a Summary Care Record does not opt you out of  care.data service. We need to be notified if you do not wish to be included in data collection.