In some circumstances, healthcare staff share information about your treatment and care to help us improve the care we provide. The type of information shared, and how it is shared, is controlled by law and strict confidentiality rules. We need to make sure that you know this is happening and the choices you have.
Sharing information can help improve understanding, locally and nationally, of the most important health needs and the quality of the treatment and care provided by local health services. HSCIC will only ask for the minimum amount of information needed to help us improve patient care and the services we provide.
Reports that they publish will never identify a particular person.
Do you have a choice?
Yes. If you do not want information that identifies you from being shared outside your practice, let us know by printing the patient leaflet. Return the completed form to us, so we can make a note of this in your medical record. (If you do not have access to a printer, leaflets can be obtained from reception).
This will prevent your confidential information being used other than where necessary by law (for example, if there is a public health emergency).
Do you need to do anything?
If you are happy for your information to be shared to help improve services, you do not need to do anything.
Where can you get more information?
You can download a patient leaflet or visit this website.
NB: Please note this is a different sharing agreement to the Summary Care Record launched several years ago. You can find more information about SCR's by clicking here .