GP practices will soon be required to supply patient’s personal and confidential medical information, on a regular and continuous basis to the Health and Social Information Centre (HSCIC). The practice has no choice but to allow the HSCIC to extract this information.
This data extraction process is due to start in March 2014.
The programme is called care.data
Please can we ask you to read the information that is now available in the waiting room as this is an important decision for patients to make about data extraction from medical records.
If you wish to OPT-OUT of this scheme please speak to the reception staff for a form for you to complete and sign.