SUMMARY CARE RECORD
For more information regarding your Summary Care Record:
To opt out of having your summary care record shared please contact HSCIC on 0300 3035678 or go to https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/
You can no longer opt out of a summary care record at the surgery, this option can not be recorded at the Practice
IMPORTANT CHANGES TO YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS
GP practices nationwide are now supplying information from patients’ records to the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC). The programme, called care.data, is administered by the HSCIC using software and services provided by a private sector company (ATOS).
This information will be extracted from the practice and will include data such as family history, vaccinations, diagnosis, referrals, biological values, NHS prescriptions, date of birth, postcode, NHS number and gender. Your name will not be included. The aim of this is to:
- Support patients choice
- Advance customer services
- Promote greater transparency
- Improve patient outcomes
- Increase accountabilities
- Drive economic growth by making England the default location for world class health services.
If you do not want information that identifies you to be shared outside your GP practice, please contact HSCIC on 0300 3035678 or go to: https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/
If you would like more information on care.data including a list of frequently asked questions please go to the website at www.nhs.uk/caredata or www.hscic.gov.uk.