Data Sharing For Research
If you do not mind your data being used for research purposes, you do not need to do anything else. To opt-out, visit the 'Your NHS Data Matters' website - www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters - where you can find out more about data sharing and set a national data opt-out.
Summary Care Records
There is a new Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). 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.
Who can see it?
Only healthcare staff involved in your care can see your Summary Care Record.
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 which can be provided to you by the surgery.
You can now choose to include more information in your summary care record (SCR) such as significant medical history, immunisations, patient preferences and particular care needs. Your GP may recognise that having additional information in your SCR will be of benefit to you & may suggest this change.
For further information visit the NHS Care records website
Dorset Care Record
Health Intelligence (Diabetic Eye Screening)
The Practice shares your diabetes related data with the Diabetic Eye Screening Programme operated by Health Intelligence (commissioned by NHS England). This supports your invitation for eye screening (where you are eligible and referred by the Practice) and ongoing care by the screening programme. This data may be shared with any Hospital Eye Services you are under the care of to support further treatment and with other healthcare professionals involved in your care, for example your Diabetologist.
For further information, take a look at Health Intelligence’s Privacy Notice -