NHS England is sending out a leaflet - Better Information Means Better Care - to all households in England. Please read this carefully.
The NHS wants to improve the quality of care and health services for all. Sharing information about the care you have received helps the NHS understand the health needs of everyone and the quality of the treatment and care being provided.
Information extracted from your healthcare record (Personal Confidential Data PCD) will be anonymised and stored at The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC). It will be used for research purposes and to plan and improve healthcare services. The first data extraction is planned for Spring 2014.
Patients need to read the information carefully. The HSCIC is different from the Summary Care Record which patients may have chosen to opt out of already (see link on website).
Data will be extracted from GP surgeries and from other health and social care providers. If you do not wish your data to be extracted you will need to download and sign the relevant sections of the Care Data opt out form (see below) which enables you to opt out of the data extraction. Please note that you need to sign both sections of the opt out form in order to opt completely from any data extraction. Please bring or post the form back to The Mill Medical Practice for your medical record to be updated with this information.
Individual GP Level Data Collection
NHS Digital (on behalf of NHS England), are undertaking a workload information collection, together with data collection relating to GP Contract Agreements, such as patients’ frailty and over 75 health checks.
The aim is to provide GPS with information, at an individual level, on the care provided to their patients. GPs will also receive comparative data from their CCGs.
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