Information about you is shared, in a secure system, by healthcare staff to support your treatment and your 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 provide a full picture. This will allow us to compare the care you received in one area against the care your received in another, so we can see what has worked best.
Information such as 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 that 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.
This is a separate programme from the Summary Care Record (listed on the right).
Please click the links below for further information about the Care.data programme.
Care.Data information leaflet
Frequently asked questions
You have a choice and if you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not need to do anything. If however you would like to opt out of the Care.data programme please contact us at the surgery or print out, and complete, the form below and return it to us at the surgery.
Opt out form