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.
All households should have received a leaflet about Care Data in 2014 called Better Information Means Better Care. We have heard horror stories of how this is being portrayed in the media and daytime TV but want to assure you that your personal information is not and will not be sold to insurance companies! The information gathered is used to check the standards of care across England and decide on levels of funding. The more accurate the information the better for securing funding for necessary services in Huddersfield. Please watch the Better Information Means Better Care video on this link to see the Department of Health/NHS England need this data and who will have access to it.
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 inform the practice in writing or use the link to download an opt out form below. If you have not received a copy of the leaflet “How information about you helps us to provide better care” you can download a copy here
You can also download an Opt Out Form HERE
More information can be found here www.nhs.uk/caredata