Sharing Patient Information

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 the NHS can use this information to plan and improve services for all patients. They would like to link information from all the different places where you receive care, such as the practice, hospital and community service, to help them provide a full picture. This will allow them to compare the care you received in one area against the care you received in another, so they 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 they provide the best care possible for everyone.

The Practice has no choice but to allow the extraction of this information. However, individual patients can instruct the Practice to stop the transfer of their data if they wish.

For more information about this, please visit hscic or

 If you wish to opt out please click here to download the opt out form