Using Your Data - Health and Social Care Information
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, which was launched in 1989, and expand it to provide linked data, that will eventually cover all care settings, both in and outside 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 specification of the data to be extracted by GP practices were considered by the Joint GP IT Committee of the British Medical Association and the Royal College of General Practitioners, as well as an independent advisory group. Details are available here: http://www.england.nhs.uk/caredata
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What kinds of information sharing can you object to?
There are two types of information sharing you can object to:
- You can object to information containing data that identifies you from leaving your GP practice.
- You can also object to any information containing data that identifies you from leaving the HSCIC secure environment. This includes information from all places you receive NHS care, such as hospitals.
If you wish to opt out of sharing this information please let the practice know.
You may download our Opt-Out form here or complete our online Opt-Out form here.
For further clarification please contact:
HSCIC Contact Centre on 0845 300 6016 (open from 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday)
or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org