Information relating to data sharing
Statement of intent:
New contractual requirements came into force from 1 April 2014 requiring that GP Practices should make available a “statement of intent” in relation to the following IT developments:
Summary Care Record (SCR)
GP to GP Record Transfers (GP2GP)
Patient Online Access to their GP medical record
The same contractual obligations require that we have a “statement of intent” regarding these developments in place and publicised by 30 September 2014. All three of the above systems are currently LIVE at this practice.
Listed below are the organisations we are required to share data with along with the purpose and details of what information is shared. For each one you will find information about each organisation and, where applicable, details of how you may opt out from having your personal data shared.
|A Summary Care Record is an electronic record which contains information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had. Having this information stored in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed|
HSCIC collect data for various reasons including the planning, management and analysis of NHS services and patient conditions. They also share data for the purpose of research. Please read the FAQ leaflet for more information.
NHS data sharing
| || ||GP2GP electronic transfer of records. GP practices hold copies of your patient record electronically. When registering as a patient, where possible, your patient record will be transferred electronically between practices.|
| ||Patient Access. Online access to medical records and services. NHS England requires we offer patients the ability to access appointment booking, repeat prescriptions, allergies and adverse reactions online (or to have published plans in place to do so by 31st Mar 2015). We already offer all these services. |
National Data Opt out
Winyates Health Centre is one of many organisations working in the health and care system to improve care for patients and the public.
Whenever you use a health or care service, such as attending Accident & Emergency or using Community Care services, important information about you is collected in a patient record for that service. Collecting this information helps to ensure you get the best possible care and treatment.
The information collected about you when you use these services can also be used and provided to other organisations for purposes beyond your individual care, for instance to help with:
- improving the quality and standards of care provided
- research into the development of new treatments
- preventing illness and diseases
- monitoring safety
- planning services
This may only take place when there is a clear legal basis to use this information. All these uses help to provide better health and care for you, your family and future generations. Confidential patient information about your health and care is only used like this where allowed by law.
Most of the time, anonymised data is used for research and planning so that you cannot be identified in which case your confidential patient information isn’t needed.
You have a choice about whether you want your confidential patient information to be used in this way. If you are happy with this use of information you do not need to do anything. If you do choose to opt out your confidential patient information will still be used to support your individual care.
To find out more or to register your choice to opt out, please visit www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters. On this web page you will:
- See what is meant by confidential patient information
- Find examples of when confidential patient information is used for individual care and examples of when it is used for purposes beyond individual care
- Find out more about the benefits of sharing data
- Understand more about who uses the data
- Find out how your data is protected
- Be able to access the system to view, set or change your opt-out setting
- Find the contact telephone number if you want to know any more or to set/change your opt-out by phone
- See the situations where the opt-out will not apply
You can also find out more about how patient information is used at:
https://www.hra.nhs.uk/information-about-patients/ (which covers health and care research); and
https://understandingpatientdata.org.uk/what-you-need-know (which covers how and why patient information is used, the safeguards and how decisions are made)
You can change your mind about your choice at any time.
Data being used or shared for purposes beyond individual care does not include your data being shared with insurance companies or used for marketing purposes and data would only be used in this way with your specific agreement.