By law, everyone working for the NHS must respect your confidentiality and keep all information about you secure.
To share information about you we need your permission.
We can only share your information without your permission in special circumstances, f.i. by court order or if it is in Public interest, f.i. to notify cases of infectious diseases like measles.
There are currently two NHS programmes that allow sharing of your information without your consent:
– Summary Care Record
The NHS assumes that you don’t object to being part of these programmes, so you are automatically opted in.
If you don’t agree, you can opt-out by completing an opt-out form which is available in the practice.
The 2 programmes are completely different, so you can decide to opt in for one, f.i. the Summary Care Record, but opt out from the other.
Whatever you decide, you can change your mind at any time and it won’t affect the care you receive.
If you have any concerns or fear that your data may be mis-used, you can download the opt out form below, complete it and return it to the practice (or get a form when you next visit the practice).
You can call 0300 456 3531 or click on any of the links below for more information.
Click here for an Opt Out Form – Download, complete and return to the practice
Click here for Care Data Patient Frequently Asked Questions
Click here for a Care Data Patient information leaflet