Opt-in or opt-out from a shared record
At the moment each professional you see keeps a separate record. This can mean that important information is not being communicated between health services as well as it could be.
Who will be able to see my records:
- Emergency Departments and Minor Injury Units
- GPS, including out of hours GPs
- Community Nurses
- Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists
- County wide services such as the Ambulancce Service
- Local hospitals
Important - From 11th October 2018 NHS Digital changed the way patients can opt out from sharing their data for research and planning. To find out how you can 'Opt Out' please click on the leaflet below:
Data Opt Out Leaflet
Making your care record work better for you
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 the opt out form below, complete it and return it to the practice
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