Information used to support care
When you see a doctor, nurse or any other health or social care professional, we ask you to share information about yourself. This helps us offer treatment and care adapted to your needs. We keep a record of relevant information, which may be written down or held on a computer. This record is known as your health, medical or care record.
From now on, all of our patients medical records will have 'Implied consent' to share the record with other healthcare providers unless you specifically request your record not to be shared. You can also 'dissent' to certain parts of your record to be hidden but the rest of your record 'shared'. Please note, by not agreeing to sharing your records you may not always receive the best available service that meets your specific needs.
We will not share your record with healthcare providers who are not involved in your treatment.
If you would like to dissent to sharing your records, please contact reception who will amend your records accordingly.
Please follow the below links for further information:
Record Sharing - Information for patients
Record Sharing Poster for Patients
Sharing Your Records with HSCIC
The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) is the national NHS organisation with a legal responsibility to collect data as people make use of the NHS and social care services.
The data is used locally and nationally to help with planning, managing your care, supporting research into new treatments, identifying trends and issues and so forth, and is used to try and make services better for all.
Your right to opt-out
You can choose not to have anything that could identify you shared beyond your GP practice.
You can also choose for the HSCIC not to share information it collects from all health providers any further.
Please ask at reception for an opt-out form if you do not wish to share your personal confidential information for purposes other than your own care and treatment.