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Sharing Electronic Data

Advancement in IT Technology now means that GP Clinical Systems now have the ability to share electronic data about you with other clinical services. By completing this form you can decide if you want to take part in sharing of data with other health care clinicians.

Currently there are two different ways that we can share your data and you have the option to opt in or out of each of the following options:

  • Summary Care Records
  • Care.Data

Both can be submitted by clicking here and completing the form and handing it back to surgery.

 

Summary Care Records

Patients will have a Summary Care Record (SCR) unless you have chosen not to have one. Your SCR contains the following basic information:

  • the medicines you are taking
  • your allergies 
  • bad reactions you may have to certain medicines

It also includes your name, address, date of birth and unique NHS Number which helps to identify you correctly.

An SCR is used in a number of healthcare settings and will provide healthcare professionals with any information they wouldn't otherwise have. For example, when you're visiting an urgent care centre or being admitted to a hospital, staff could view your SCR and discover you are on a particular medication or have allergies.

For more information click here.

 

HSCIC Care.Data

This is a programme of work led by NHS England and the Health and Social Care Information Centre which will bring together securely, health and social care information from different settings in order to see what’s working really well in the NHS – and what we could be doing better. Using data in this way is known as data sharing for purposes beyond direct care, and the information will only be shared if it will benefit patient care.

Collecting and connecting information nationally will help us to;

  • better understand diseases and develop drugs and treatments that can change lives;
  • understand patterns and trends in public health and disease to ensure better quality care is available to everyone;
  • plan services that make the best of limited NHS budgets for the health and wellbeing of everyone;
  • monitor the safety of drugs and treatments; and
  • compare the quality of care provided in different areas of the country.

For more information click here.