What is care.data? The NHS is changing and services are being restructured. These reforms will impact upon the way that clinical data are collected, shared and analysed. Under the powers of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 (HSCA), the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) can, under certain circumstances, require Personal Confidential Data (PCD) from GP practices without seeking patient consent. One of the first initiatives using these new powers is the care.data service. This service has been commissioned by NHS England and will be delivered by the HSCIC. The HSCIC is England’s central authoritative source of health and social care information.
Patient-identifiable information will soon be extracted from GP records and sent to the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).
It is important that you understand what information may be shared and for what purpose, and also the choices that you have.
If you wish to opt out, please download the opt out form, complete it and send it to the surgery.
Online Summary Care Record
If you require access to your Summary Care Record (ONLINE) you will need to visit the surgery. It will require the production of photo ID and the completion of a form after reading an information leaflet explaining what this means to you. N.B ONLY 'detailed coded' records will be available online and not any free text.
The surgery does not subscribe to the option of using your current online access to request an upgrade, so please note that if you have requested any upgrade this will NOT be actioned & you will need to visit the surgery.
Access online to your medical records will be available from the 1st April 2016 following agreement with your GP.
Thank you for your patience.