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 servces for all patients. We would like to link all information from all the different places where you receive care such as your GP, hospital and community services, to help 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 sucure 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 tobe 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 download a copy of the leaflet 'How information about you helps us to provide a better care' below.
Care data information leaftet October 2013.pdf (.pdf, 336.16 KB)
Last updated on 17 October 2013.
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