ENHANCED DATA SHARING
Enhanced Data Sharing is different from the Care Data Sharing on which you will all have received a leaflet of explanation from the Government.
Enhanced Data Sharing is the sharing of Data between different Health organisations and Public health organisations such as Community Nurses or Podiatry
As a Patient you have two options with regards to allowing the sharing of Data held at your GP surgery.
You can allow the Practice to share out your Data to allow other services to see your record or you can refuse this to happen. This is called Sharing OUT
Also you can allow the GP practice to see other data from other services you have used such as the Community Nursing Service;The Out of Hours service or the Walk in Centre or again you can refuse this to happen. This is called Sharing iN.
please see below the links for the Information Leaflet on this subject produced by Clinical System suppliers and the Approval/Refusal form for you to complete and to send to the Practice Manager.
If you wish further information please contact the Practice and ask to speak to the Practice Manager
THIS PRACTICE IS TAKING PART IN A NEW NHS SERVICE THAT WILL HELP YOUR GP TO SPOT WHETHER YOU NEED MORE HELP TO MANAGE YOUR HEALTH, THIS IS CALLED RISK PROFILING.
USING INFORMATION FROM YOUR HEALTH RECORDS, A SECURE NHS COMPUTER SYSTEM WILL LOOK AT ANY RECENT TREATMENTS YOU HAVE HAD IN HOSPITAL OR AT THIS SURGERY AND ANY EXISTING HEALTH CONDITIONS THAT YOU HAVE AND ALERT YOUR GP TO THE LIKELIHOOD OF A POSSIBLE FUTURE HOSPITAL ADMISSION.
THE CLINICAL TEAM AT THE SURGERY WILL USE THE INFORMATION TO HELP YOU GET EARLY CARE AND TREATMENT WHERE IT IS NEEDED TO HELP AVOID A HOSPITAL ADMISSION.
THE INFORMATION WILL BE SEEN ONLY BY QUALIFIED HEALTH WORKERS INVOLVED IN YOUR CARE. NHS SECURITY SYSTEMS WILL BE PROTECTING YOUR HEALTH RECORD AT ALL TIMES.
IF YOU DO NOT WISH FOR YOUR INFORMATION TO BE USED IN THE ABOVE WAY OR HAVE ANY CONCERNS PLEASE CONTACT THE PRACTICE MANAGER