How information about you helps to provide better care
Confidential information from your medical records can be used by the NHS to improve the services offered so we can provide the best possible care 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.
Do I 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 concerns or wish to prevent this from happening, please speak to practice staff or ask at the recpetion for a leaflet.
If you would not like to share your information you must contact the practice to opt out so we do not sent your information on.
For any more information please visit www.nhs.uk/caredata