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111 Avenue Road , Acton , London , W3 8QH, Telephone: 020 8992 9955, Fax: 020 8896 0941

Ealing CCG

Care Data

 

NHS England have commissioned the Health and Social Care Information Centre to extract your medical information with the intention to improve services.

Information extracted will be:

Date of BIrth

Gender

NHS Number

Postcode

 

To find out more about the Care Data programme please visit NHS England

 

To OPT out, please let us know in person, on the phone or in writing.

There are two readcodes that we will use:

 

9NU0 - to stop HSCIC to extract your data from Emis LV and

9NU4 to stop HSCIC from sharing your information with 3rd parties.

 

 

Information from NHS Choices Website

It is important that the NHS can use this information to get a complete picture of what is happening across health and social care and to plan services according to what works best. The new system will provide joined-up information about the care received from all of the different parts of the health service, including hospitals and GP practices.

Your date of birth, full postcode, NHS Number and gender rather than your name will be used to link your records in a secure system, managed by the HSCIC. Once this information has been linked a new record will be created. This new record will not contain information that identifies you. The type of information shared, and how it is shared, is controlled by law and strict confidentiality rules.

The new system will also provide information that will enable the public to hold the NHS to account and ensure that any unacceptable standards of care are identified as quickly as possible. Information will help to:

  • find more effective ways of preventing, treating and managing illnesses
  • guide local decisions about changes that are needed to respond to the needs of local patients
  • support public health by anticipating risks of particular diseases and conditions, and help us to take action to prevent problems
  • improve the public’s understanding of the outcomes of care, giving them confidence in health and care services
  • guide decisions about how to manage NHS resources so that they can best support the treatment and management of illness for the benefit of patients

It is important that you read the leaflet How information about you helps us to provide better care (PDF, 344kb) so that you understand how information in medical records can be used to improve the way that healthcare is delivered.

If you are happy for your information to be used then you do not need to do anything. But if you have concerns you should talk to your GP.

If you do not want information that identifies you from being shared outside your GP practice, talk to a member of staff at your practice. They will make a note of this in your medical record. This will prevent your information being used other than where necessary by law, such as in case of a public health emergency. You will also be able to restrict the use of information held by other places you receive care from. However, this will not affect the care you receive.

For more information about how data is collected and shared, including confidentiality, read the Q&A below or download the FAQ for patients (PDF, 153kb) produced by the HSCIC and NHS England.

 

More Information can be found at: www.nhs.uk and NHS England.

If you wish to opt out please speak to reception. 

 
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