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Data Sharing

Summary Care Record (SCR)

 

A Summary Care Record is an electronic record that's stored at a central location. As the name suggests, the record will not contain detailed information about your medical history, but will only contain important health information, such as:

• whether you're taking any prescription medication
• whether you have any allergies
• whether you've previously had a bad reaction to any medication

Access to your Summary Care Record will be strictly controlled. The only people who can see the information will be healthcare staff directly involved in your care who have a special smartcard and access number (like a chip-and-pin credit card).

Please be aware that if you chose to opt out of SCR, this does not opt you out of the National Data* or the Enhanced Data Sharing Model (eDSM), you must request that separately.

 

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Enhanced Data Sharing Model (eDSM) Patient Information

 

If you are a registered patient you will have an electronic medical record held on our secure clinical system, which is called SystmOne. A facility is now available whereby your record can be shared between clinicians and others, in different care settings, who are involved with your care. There are strict rules about sharing and you will be asked by each provider of care to consent to “sharing in” and “sharing out”. If you consent your care record held by your GP practice or medical service will be shared with other medical services involved in your care (such as district nursing, health visiting, physiotherapy, podiatry, Out of Hours providers in our area etc. You will get asked about “sharing in” and “sharing out” just once per provider. You have a choice to say yes or no and can change your mind at a later day too.

Please be aware that if you chose to opt out of eDSM, this does not opt you out of the national data* or the Summary Care Record (SCR), you must request that separately.

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 *National data:

 Your Data Matters to the NHS

Information about your health and care helps us to improve your individual care, speed up diagnosis, plan your local services and research new treatments.  The NHS is committed to keeping patient information safe and always being clear about how it is used.  You can choose whether your confidential patient information is used for research and planning.

 

How your data is used

 Your health and care information is used to improve your individual care.  It is also used to help research new treatments, decide where to put GP clinic and plan for the number of doctors and nurses in your local hospital.  Wherever possible we try to use data that does not identify you, but sometimes it is necessary to use your confidential patient information.

You have a choice

You do not need to do anything if you are happy about how your information is used.  If you do not want you confidential information used for research and planning, you can choose to opt out securely online or through a telephone service.  You can change your mind about your choice at any time.

Will choosing this opt-out affect your care and treatment?

No, your confidential patient information will still be used for your individual care.  Choosing to opt out will not affect your care and treatment. 

You will still be invited for screening services, such as screenings for bowel cancer.

 What to you need to do?

If you are happy about how your confidential patient information is used you do not need to do anything.

If you do not want your confidential patient information to be used for research and planning, you can choose to opt out

To find out more visit www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters or call 0300 330 9412

Download a copy of….

Your Data Matters leaflet

Your Data Matters easy read patient information

Your Data Matters guidance for young people

Your Data Matters guidance for carers

 

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