Information about you and the care you receive is shared, in a secure system, by healthcare staff to suppport your treatment and care.
It is important that we, the NHS, can use this information to plan and improve services for all our 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 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 that we can see what 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.
How your information is used and shared is controlled by law and strict rules are in place to protect your privacy.
We need to make sure that you know this is happening and the choices you have.
Leaflets are available in the surgery or from the website:
You can also get further information from the website at:
Fair Processing Notice
We have qualified pharmacists and pharmacy technicians working in the practice to support safe, effective and cost-effective prescribing. These healthcare professionals are all registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council and are a valuable resource in helping us maintain the best patient care around prescribing. In order to administer direct patient care, these professionals require access to patients’ clinical records. Each individual works in accordance with the Data Protection Act and Caldicott guidelines and have signed a confidentiality agreement