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Sharing Care Data 2014

SHARING CARE DATA

The following text has been supplied to us by NHS England and does not necessarily reflect the views of the practice;

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 wish to opt out of the scheme please click below, print off the attached form, sign and return to the practice.

OPT OUT FORM

If you have any questions please click on the links below for further information. There has also been widespread media coverage so for more information just type "care.data" into a search engine.

Leaflet "Better Information Means Better Care"

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