Health Care Data
The NHS is aiming for joined up, improved care. Access to your information can make your care safer, quicker and more personal. Over time, more health records will be made electronic, giving health professionals access to reliable information about you to help with your treatment, including in emergencies. Anonymised data may also be extracted for future care planning.
Patient records are kept electronically on our practice system. There are a number of data-sharing initiatives which potentially mean your GP medical records are available to other organisations. These are described below together with methods for opting-out if you do not want to share your personal data in these ways.
If after reading this page you would like more advice please call the NHS England help line for data sharing: 0300 456 3531.
There are 2 main NATIONAL health information sharing systems:
The Summary Care Record (SCR) and Care Data.
Summary Care Record
A national system that takes information from patient's GP record and makes it available to clinicians anywhere in the country. It is an electronic record which contains information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had.
Why do I need a Summary Care Record?
Storing information in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.
This information could make a difference to how a doctor decides to care for you, for example which medicines they choose to prescribe for you.
Can I see my Summary care record?
You can view your Summary care record if you sign up to our online services.
Who else can see it?
Only healthcare staff involved in your care can see your Summary Care Record. You can view Your Summary care record via our online services.
Do I have to have one?
No, it is not compulsory. If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery. You can use the form at the foot of this page.
For further information visit the NHS Care records website or the HSCIC Website
Care Data is also known as The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).A National system that takes identifiable patient information into a secure central system at the HSCIC for central planning and research.
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 or wish to prevent this from happening, please speak to practice staff or download the opt out form below, complete it and return it to the practice
We need to make sure that you know this is happening and the choices you have.
You can find out more on the NHS England Care Data website
The HSCIC is currently taking data form us for:
The National Diabetes Audit (NDA)
New Milton Health Centre will soon be taking part in the National Diabetes Audit 2016 (NDA). The NDA checks whether people with diabetes are getting good care. The Audit is managed by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), working with Diabetes UK and Public Health England Only anonymous information is shared with the NDA, but you still have the option to opt out if you so wish (just let our Reception Team know); please see this leaflet for further information
Extraction of Anonymous Statement of Fitness to Work (Fit Note) Data
Please be aware that from January 2016 the Health and Social Care Information Centre (a government organisation) will be collecting anonymous patient data on all Fit Notes (Sick notes) issued.
The data will help the Department of Health gain a better understanding of sickness absence and develop policy to help people with health conditions return to work earlier. Understanding more about sickness absences will allow better provision of services where they are most needed to support patients, their families and communities.
The data will be completely anonymous to protect patient privacy and will include the following:-
- How many computer generated fit notes are issued
- How many patients are recorded as 'unfit' or 'maybe fit' to work
- Fit Note duration
- Health condition type aggregated to a high level diagnosis code
- Location, including Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) area
- Whether workplace adaptations were recommended
- No patients will be identifiable.
Collection for any patient who registered an objection will be excluded from the point that the objection is registered. For further details visit - www.gov.uk/dwp/fit-note-data
County and local sharing
At the practice we also use two other systems the Care and Health Information Exchange (formally the Hampshire Health Record) and TTP SystmOne Data Sharing. TTP SystmOne Data Sharing enables us to share data locally through our clinical system between Community Doctors, community Nurses and Oakhaven Hospice. Please visit our Data Sharing for Better Local Care page for more information.