Care Data

your care dataInformation 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.

doc How information about you helps us to provide better care

 Care.Data - Opt Out Form

doc Care Data - Frequently Asked Questions

You can find out more on the NHS England Care Data website

NHS England have announced that the plans to share patient data have been postponed in order to give the public more time to learn about information sharing.  There is now a dedicated help line which patients can call on 0300 456 3531.  The line is open Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 8.00pm and on Saturdays from 9.00am to 3.00pm. A text phone service is also available on 0208 7428620


Click here to give you more information about the data sharing.

Direct link to patient information on NHS Choices here:

Patient FAQ

NHS England Care Data Patient Leaflet

CARE.DATA - practice Responsibilities

Dissent from secondary use of patient identifiable data

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