Extraction of Data from your Medical Records

NHS England has commissioned a data service from the Health and Social Care Information centre (HSCIC). From mid November the HSCIC will be extracting coded data from your medical record.

Non identifiable personal data will be collected. This includes NHS number, date of birth, gender, ethnicity and post code but not your name. Data will be gathered not only from GP records but also other health care providers such as hospitals. This will enable researchers and people who plan health services to identify how to provide appropriate health care for everyone. Information to be taken from your medical records includes coded data about illnesses and diseases such as diabetes, asthma, heart failure etc. and procedures such as hip replacement, coronary heart by-pass, cataracts etc. No text data, typed in by a clinician, will be taken from records and data about certain illnesses or procedures such as AIDS and pregnancy terminations etc will not be extracted.

Further information can be found in the patient information leaflet available from the reception desk or online at www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/tsd/care-data/

This information can be taken from your records without your consent under the Health and Social care Act 2012. If you do not want data taken from your medical record you must inform the Practice either by writing a letter to us or by completing the opt-out form which can be obtained from the Practice reception desk.

In addition to the web site about you can also download the following PDF files for more information:

Anne Sherratt
Practice Manager