Information about you and the care you receive is shared, in a secure system, by healthcare staff to support your treatment and 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 us provide a full picture. This will allow us to compare the care you received in one area against the care you received in another, so we can see what has worked best.
Information such 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 which 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.
You have a choice. If you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not have to do anything.
You can find out more on the NHS England Care Data website
National data opt out
National data opt out provides a facility for individuals to opt-out from the use of their data for research or planning purposes. This replaces the previous ‘type 2’ opt-out, which required NHS Digital to refrain from sharing a patient’s confidential patient information for purposes beyond their direct care. Any person with an existing type 2 opt-out will have it automatically converted to a national data opt-out from 25 May 2018.
The national data opt-out choice is set by the individual and does not require any action by the person’s General Practice.
People will be able to set an opt out online, through a supported telephone service or by submitting a paper request.
For more detailed information see: Overview – Find out why your data matters - NHS.UK
National Diabetes Audit
Cropredy Surgery is taking part in an important national project about diabetes care and treatment in the NHS. The project is called the National Diabetes Audit (NDA).
To take part we will share information about your diabetes care and treatment with the NDA. The type of information and how it is shared, is controlled by law and enforced by strict rules of confidentiality and security.
For further information about how your information is used, please see the NDA patient information leaflet. Taking part in the NDA shows that Cropredy Surgery is committed to improving care for people with diabetes.
If you do not want your information to be used, please let us know. This will not affect your care.