As part of the NHS improvement plan, it has been decided that patient data from all aspects of the patient experience should be extracted, amalgamated, analysed and reviewed to try to understand the health needs of the nation and to provide better resources to manage these needs. This will include GP records. Data will be extracted from all patient records and stored at HSCIC (Health and Social Care Information Centre). Here, the information about patients will be linked together from all parts of the NHS and will be known as Care Data. This data may then be shared with other organisations. This data will not contain patient identifiable information.
If you wish to discover more about this process then you will find extra information from the links below:
Information about Care Data
Care Data Leaflet
Care Data FAQ
Care Data Opt Out Form
Permission for this extraction is assumed. If you do not wish your data to be extracted and/or shared, please complete the opt out form and return it to your practice.