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Care Data and Summary Care Record

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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. If you have any concerns or wish to prevent this from happening, please speak to practice staff or download a copy of the leaflet “How information about you helps us to provide better care”. below

We need to make sure that you know this is happening and the choices you have.

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doc Care Data - Frequently Asked Questions

You can find out more on the NHS England Care Data website

Summary Care Record (SCR)

GPs use your Summary Care Record to share medical information with other healthcare staff treating you.

SCR is an electronic record of important patient information, created from a patient's GP medical records. It can be seen and used by authorised staff in other areas of the health and care system involved in the patient's direct care - For example Out of Hours GP service or A&E staff.

The summary care record holds a minimum of information including:

Name, address, date of birth, and NHS number

Patient's can choose to include additional information such as long-term conditions, significant medical history, care preferences or specific communication needs.

Patients are able to opt-out of having a summary care record if they choose.

Summary Care Record Patient LetterSummary Care Record Opt-Out FormSummary Care Record Additional Information Consent Form



 
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