The National Health Service is seeking to improve patient care and health planning by using data from across the country. This requires the use of shared data. Currently, there are three levels of data-sharing (see below); you may opt out of these if you wish.
The Summary Care Record
This is a brief summary of current problems, medications and allergies, and is intended to be helpful in case of emergency admission.
- You can find more information (from the NHS Choices website) here.
This is pseudonymised data which may be used on two separate levels. Firstly, it will be used INSIDE the NHS to assist in the planning of provision of healthcare. Secondly, it may be used beyond the NHS, by accredited partners (providers of services) to help them improve actual services.
- You can find out general information here
- This is a leaflet to download here .
- The most Frequently Asked Questions here .
Camden Integrated Digital Record (CIDR)
This is a local initiative, which means information may be viewed by local services during the provision of care to patients; this is designed to improve access to relevant information.
- You can find more information here.
If you would like to instruct the practice to make changes to your record regarding data sharing please download, print and send back to us this letter Opt-out Form from the website or available from Receptions.