Sharing Information



At times weneed to share your information with other health professionals so we can allwork together for your benefit. We will only ever use or pass on informationabout you if others involved in your care have a genuine need for it. We willnot disclose your information to third parties without your explicit

permissionunless there are exceptional circumstances, such as when the health or safetyof other is at risk or where the law requires information to be passed on.Anyone who receives information from us is also under a legal duty to keep itconfidential.


DataExtraction of Patient Data—NHS England


NHS England would like to like information to plan andimprove services to all patients.  Theywould like to link information from all different places to help you receivecare, such as your GP, hospital and community service.  This will allow comparisons of the care youreceive in one area against the care you have received in another so they cansee what has worked best.


Information such as your postcode and NHS number, but notyour name, will be used to link your records in a secure system, so youridentity is protected.  Information whichdoes not reveal your identity can then be used by others, such as researchersand those planning health services, to make sure you are provided the best carepossible for everyone.


How your information is used and shared is controlled by lawand strict rules are in place to protect your privacy.


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


If you require more information you can pick up a leaflet‘How information about you helps us to provide better care’ from the surgery.


You have the right to prevent confidential information aboutyou from being shared or used for any purpose other than providing your care,except in special circumstances.  If youdo not want information that identifies you shared please contact reception andinform them of your choice.



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