In the next couple of months the HSCIC (Health & Social Care Information Centre) will begin extracting data from patient’s records.
Confidential information from your records can by used by the NHS to improve the services offered so that the best care can be provided for everyone.
Only your Postcode & NHS number will be sent to a secure system where it can be linked with other health information. This will enable those planning NHS services or carrying out medical research to use information from different parts of the NHS in a way that you will NOT be identified.
You have the choice of whether or not you wish your information to be included. If you wish to prevent your information from being included please let the surgery know. More information on this can be found at http://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/cd-leaflet1.pdf or ask reception for a leaflet.