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Care Data and Enhanced Summary Care Record

your care dataInformation about you and the care you receive is shared, in a secure system, by healthcare staff to support your treatment and care.

It is important that we, the NHS, can use this information to plan and improve services for all 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 us 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 we can see what has 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.

You have a choice. If you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not have to do anything. If you have any concerns or wish to prevent this from happening, please speak to practice staff or download the opt out form below, complete it and return it to the practice

We need to make sure that you know this is happening and the choices you have.

Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group

Have you…

…consented to an Enhanced Summary Care Record?

Your Summary Care Record allows professionals providing your care access to key information about your health, medical history and preferences when they are treating you.

Local healthcare leads advise that all patients consent to an ‘Enhanced’ Summary Care Record to include additional information.

Quicker access to key information can mean quicker and more accurate diagnosis and treatment for you.

For further information please ask at reception.

Please pick up and complete your consent form today

doc How information about you helps us to provide better care

doc Care Data - Frequently Asked Questions

doc Opt Out Form - Download, complete and return to the practice

You can find out more on the NHS England Care Data website

 



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