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 a copy of the leaflet “How information about you helps us to provide better care” below.
We need to make sure that you know this is happening and the choices you have.
How information about you helps us to provide better care
Care Data - Frequently Asked Questions
Example Fair Processing and Privacy Notice
Click here for link to the Health and Social Care Information Centre for more information.
You can find out more on the NHS England Care Data website
Enhanced data Sharing Model
Sharing Your Information (enhanced Data Sharing Model)
At the Stainland Road Medical Centre we, along with many other surgeries and other health care providers in the area we use a clinical computer system called SystmOne to record your information and medical history. The developer of SystmOne has recently implemented what is known as the Enhanced Data Sharing Model in order for it to meet it’s responsibilities under the NHS Care Records Guarantee and also the Data Protection Act.
The Clinical Commissioning Group have provided information about this change and it is recommended that patients who wish to share their medical record with other healthcare providers read this information fully.
Information leaflet A patient's guide
Risk Profiling Enhanced Service
Using information from your health records, a secure NHS computer system will look ay any recent treatments you have had in hospital or at this surgery, and any existing health conditions that you have, and alert your doctor to the likelihood of a possible future hospital admission. The clinical team at the surgery will use the informationto help you get early care and treatment where it is needed.
The information will be seen only by qualified health workers involved in your care. NHS security systems will protect your health information and patient confidentialityat all times.
If you don't want your information being used in this way please contact the surgery.