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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'
Further information can be found at  www.nhs.uk/caredata
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

Anonymised data on the use of fit notes is being provided to the HSCIC on behalf of Department of Health, and the Department for Work and Pensions.  This will enable the Department for Work and Pensions to undertake research analysis to inform policy relating to employment and sickness absence, including evaluation of Fit for Work.

 Further information is contained here

For further information please follow the links below:-

ICO information page for the public - www.ico.org.uk/for-the-public 

HSCIC information pages - www.hscic.gov.uk/yourinfo 

www.hscic.gov.uk/article/3388/How-we-look-after-information 

For details on how this data may be used visit - www.gov.uk/dwp/fit-note-data

 

 

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