NHS England is commissioning a modern data service from (HSCIC) – Health and Social Care information Centre on behalf of the entire health and social care system. The program is known as “Care Data”. Patient data will be extracted from patient records using (GPES) General Practice Extraction Service. No “free text ” data will be extracted only the following:
- NHS no
- Date of Birth
- Post code
- Coded referral information
- NHS prescription data
- Other Clinical data
The technical specification can be viewed by clicking the link below: http://www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/tsd/data-info/
You can also find further information on NHS Choices web site by following the link below: http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/thenhs/records/healthrecords/Pages/care-data.aspx
If you do not want to share your data then you can “Opt-out”.
From 11.10.18 the practice staff can no longer do this for you. For further information please go to the following website www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters where you can find out more about data sharing opt out.