How your medical records are used:
NHS organisations share information about the care you receive with those who plan health and social care services, as well as with approved researchers and organisations outside the NHS, if this will benefit patient care.
Information used includes your postcode and NHS number to link your records from these different places. Records are linked in a secure system so your identity is protected. Details that could identify you will be removed before your information is made available to others, such as those planning NHS services and approved researchers. Sometimes confidential information is released to approved researchers, if this is allowed by law and meets the strict rules that are in place to protect your privacy.
You may want to prevent confidential information about you from being shared or used for any purpose other than providing your care (except in special circumstances allowed by law, such as when there is a public-health emergency). Should you not wish for your data to be shared, you may opt out
For further information you may wish to visit: www.nhs.uk/caredata or ring the patient information line: 0300 456 3531
PRO-ACTIVE CARE – RISK STRATIFICATION TOOL
Data mining is the technique of finding patterns in historic events in order to predict similar events in the future. A risk prediction tool calculates risk by weighting hundreds of health and social care factors, however it is a purely statistical process and it is not a clinical expert therefore it is best used as a tool to support clinical decision making.
The tool allows stratification of the population so that resources are targeted at a set threshold e.g. those with a medium or high risk of admission. Evidence has shown us that people in these risk bandings have been shown to benefit from multidisciplinary involvement and where appropriate, active case management. (pro-active care)
Should you not wish for your data to be used in this tool, you may opt out.
SUMMARY CARE RECORD
The Summary Care Record will be used in emergency care.
The record will contain information about any medicines you are taking, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had to ensure those caring for you have enough information to treat you safely. Your Summary Care Record will be available to authorised healthcare staff providing your care anywhere in England, but they will ask your permission before they look at it.
Should you not wish for your data to be shared, you may opt out
For further information you may wish ring the patient information line: 0300 123 3020
If you DO NOT wish to be part of sharing of medical records, please complete an opt out form at the surgery.