Care Data

The following information will be extracted from patients’ records:

  • NHS Number (Not your name)
  • Date of Birth
  • Postcode
  • Gender
  • Coded information about referrals and other clinical codes
  • Prescriptions

The purpose of this is described as follows:

  • find more effective ways of preventing, treating and managing illnesses
  • guide local decisions about changes that are needed to respond to the needs of local patients
  • support public health by anticipating risks of particular diseases and conditions, and help us to take action to prevent problems
  • improve the public’s understanding of the outcomes of care, giving them confidence in health and care services
  • guide decisions about how to manage NHS resources so that they can best support the treatment and management of illness for the benefit of patients

Find out more by visiting the government website: www.hscic.gov.uk

You do have the right to opt out, and if you wish to do so, please complete the form available at reception.