Health & Social Care Information Centre
If you haven’t already, you will shortly be receiving a letter explaining how NHS England will be collecting information from all the different places where you receive care, such as your GP, hospital and community services. Such information will be used by the NHS to help improve the services offered so that the best possible care can be provided for everyone. How the information is used and shared within different parts of the NHS is controlled by law and strict rules are in place to protect your privacy. It is important that you know this is happening and the choices you have if you do not wish to have your information shared. Again, there are leaflets in our waiting room that explain this in more detail – do please take one to read.