How information about you helps us provide better care .
A modern information system has been developed to use the information from medical records to improve health services.
Your date of birth, full post code, NHS number & gender will be used in a controlled way with strict rules to help plan services.
It is important that you read the leaflet: http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/thenhs/records/healthrecords/Documents/nhs-england-care-data-paient-leaflet.PDF so that you understand how information in medical records can be used to improve the way that healthcare is delivered.
More information is also available on the NHS choices website: http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/thenhs/records/healthrecords/Pages/care-data.aspx .
If you wish to opt out of this process then please contact the surgery so that we can make a note of this in your medical records.