"How information about you helps us to 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 do not want your data to be used like this please tell a member of the surgery and they will make an entry on your medical record which will prevent information being collected from it.
For more information to help you make a decision please see the links below, or take a leaflet from Reception called “How information about you helps us to provide better care
More information can be found here