The Health & Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) has been commissioned by NHS England to provide a modern data service for the entire health and social care system. This is known as care.data.
As GP practices are the data controller for information held on our clinical systems we have an obligation to let our patients know about this service which will extract data from our systems. As a practice we are not able to opt out of this service and are legally obliged to comply with the requirement to provide this information.
However, as a patient you have a right to object to the disclosure of personalised confidential data. If you object we will add a code to your record which will prevent any personalised confidential data about you leaving the practice.
You can download and information leaflet and FAQ's by clicking on the links below.
If you have questions in relation to the patient leaflet you can call the patient information line on 0300 456 3531.
Patient Information Telephone Line: 0300 456 3531
"How information about you helps us to provide better care" patient leaflet
Frequently Asked Questions for patients
Template letter for patients to opt out of care.data