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, including General Practice, can use this information to plan and improve services for our patients. We would like to link information from all different places you receive care, such as your GP, hospital or community service, so that a patients full picture of health and needs is available. This can allow us to compare the care you received in one area against care you nay have received in another. Seeing what works best.
Information is anonymised, so it will be your NHS number and Post code that will be used but not your Name, so identity is protected. This data can be used by others, such as researchers, and those who plan health services to endeavour to deliver healthier outcomes in the future.
You do have a choice, and if you are happy for this information to be shared, you need do nothing. Please also read the associated information linked below. An Opt out form is also available
PATIENT LEAFLET CARE DATA
CARE DATA FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS