IMPORTANT CHANGES TO YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS
GP practices nationwide will soon be required to supply information from patients’ records to the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC). The programme called care.data, is administered by the HSCIC using software and services provided by a private sector company (ATOS).
This information will be extracted from the practice and will include data such as family history, vaccinations, diagnosis, referrals, biological values, NHS prescriptions, date of birth, postcode, NHS number and gender. Your name will not be included. The aim of this is to:
- Support patients choice
- Advance customer services
- Promote greater transparency
- Improve patient outcomes
- Increase accountabilities
- Drive economic growth by making England the default location for world class health services.
If you do not want information that identifies you to be shared outside your GP practice, please ask at reception for an opt out form or click here to download a copy.
If you would like more information on care.data including a list of frequently asked questions please go to the website at www.nhs.uk/caredata or www.hscic.gov.uk. Leaflets are also available at the practice.