Care.data and HSCIC

How information about you helps us to provide better care

NHS England is Commissioning a modern data service from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) on behalf of the entire health and social care system.  Known as care.data, this programme will build on the existing data services such as the Hospital Episodes Statistics (HES) service and expand it to provide linked data that will eventually cover all care settings, both in and out of hospital. Under the Health and Social Care Act 2012 NHS England has the power to direct the HSCIC to collect information from all providers of NHS care, including General Practices. The General Practice Extraction Service (GPES) will be used to extract GP data each month. Initially the data will cover the period April 2013 onwards.

Please see the following 2 documents which will provide you with more information and what to do next if you wish to object to this data sharing.  Please ensure you read this information carefully first before raising any additional queries with the practice. There will be a form at reception to use if you do wish to object.  If you have no objection you need do nothing else at this time.

Please note, this is not the same as the Summary Care Record which you may or may not have already objected to in which case you would need to understand and if applicable object separately to this if you wish. 

More information can be found here

www.nhs.uk/caredata

Care data patient information leaflet (.pdf)

Care data patient frequently asked questions (.pdf)

Care data poster (.pdf)

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