How Information About You Helps Us Provide Better Care

How information about you helps us provide better care

Confidential information from your medical records can be used by the NHS to improve the services offered so we can provide the best possible care for everyone.

This information along with your postcode and NHS number but not your name, are sent to a secure system where it can be linked with other health information.

This allows those planning NHS services or carrying out medical research to use information from different parts of the NHS in a way which does not identify you.

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 reception or pick up a copy of the Health & Social Care Information Centre leaflet “How information about you helps us to provide better care” from surgery or download a copy using the link below.

Further information can be obtained by following this link to the NHS Choices website

HCSIS Leaflet 

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