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 have a choice. If you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not have to do anything.
If you have any concerns please ask to speak to the practice manager or download the following in PDF format. The documents open in a new browser window. Care.data information leaflet and FAQ sheet. If you wish to prevent data relating to yourself from being involved then download or ask at reception for an "Opt out of Care.data form", complete and return it.