NHS England is commissioning a modern data service from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) on behalf of the entire health and social care system. Known as care.data, this programme will build on the existing data services such as information held in the hospitals and expand it to provide linked data, that will eventually cover all care settings both in and outside of hospital.
Please click on the links below to find out more about HSCIC.
Joint Statement 2013 Patient Information leaflet
You do have a choice
If you are unhappy for your information to be used in this way please let us know in writing to our practice manager who will ensure that your objection is recorded or complete an 'opt out' slip the next time you visit the surgery. Please ask at reception. If you are happy for your information to be shared you do not need to do anything.