IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS
HOW INFORMATION ABOUT YOU HELPS THE NHS TO PROVIDE BETTER CARE
Confidential Information from your medical records can be used by the NHS to improve the services offered so we can provide the best possible care for everyone
This information along with your postcode and NHS number but NOT your name,are sent to a secure system where it can be linked with other health information.
This allows those planning NHS services or carrying out medical research to use information from different parts of the NHS in a way which does not identify you.
YOU DO HAVE A CHOICE
If you are happy for your information to be used this way then YOU DO NOT NEED TO DO ANYTHING
If you do have concerns or wish to prevent this from happening then please speak to a member of our staff or ask at reception for an information leaflet 'How information about you helps us to provide better care'
Our Practice Manager will also be happy to discuss any concerns with you if you wish
Proposal for the Extraction of Anonymous Statement of Fitness for Work (fit note) data in England