National Data is an information system that has been developed to make increased use of information from medical records with the intention of improving health services.
Information will be held in a secure environment called the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC). The role of the HSCIC is to ensure that high quality data is used appropriately to improve patient care. The HSCIC has legal powers to collect and analyse data from all providers of NHS care. They are committed, and legally bound, to the very highest standards of privacy and confidentiality to ensure that your confidential information is protected at all times.
The information gathered by the programme can be used by NHS organisations to plan and design services better, using the best available evidence of which treatments and services have the greatest impact on improving patients’ health. So ultimately, sharing your information will benefit YOU.
Summary Care Record is a record that will contain important information about any medicines you are taking, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines that you have had. This does not include diagnosis or procedures. Giving healthcare staff access to this information can prevent mistakes being made when caring for you in an emergency or when your GP practice is closed.
Hampshire Health Record (HHR) is an electronic summary record for people living in Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton. GP Surgeries, hospitals, social care and community care teams collect information about you and store it electronically on separate computer systems. This record contains more information than the SCR, but is only available to organisations in Hampshire
SystmOne Data Sharing. The practice uses a clinical computer system called SystmOne to store your medical information. The system is also used by other GP practices, Child Health Services, Community Services, Hospitals, Out of Hours, Palliative Care services and many more. This means your information can be shared with other clinicians so that everyone caring for you is fully informed about your medical history including medication and allergies. To find how your medical information is shared with other organisations that use this system, and how you can control this, please read our leaflet (link below).
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 have the right to prevent confidential information about you from being shared or used for any purpose other than providing your care, except in special circumstances.
If you have any concerns, and/or would like further information please click here to read a copy of our Patient Information Leaflet ‘Data Sharing’.
To complete an ‘opt-out’ form, click here. Once completed, please send to WHCCG.ArnewoodPractice@nhs.net with 'Data Share Opt-Out Form' in the subject, or drop it into the Surgery.
Additional information can be found at www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/