NHS Digital, part of the NHS,uses data to link information from all the different places where you receive care, such as your GP, hospital and community service, to help us provide a full picture. This will help with planning services and will allow the NHS to compare the care received in one area against the care received in another, so they can see what has worked best.
How your information is used and shared is controlled by law and strict rules are in place to protect your privacy.
You can find out more by visiting www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/.
If you are happy for your information to be shared you do not need to do anything. There is no form to fill in and nothing to sign and you can change your mind at any time.
If you have concerns please contact us at the surgery.or ring the patient data sharing helpline on 0300 456 3531. If you wish to opt out you can do so by completing the form at the link below and posting it to or dropping it in to the surgery.
How We Use Your Health Records