NHS England want to share some of the information held by your GP practice with other NHS services to help plan and improve services. They have produced a leaflet to explain what information they will be collecting and how it will be used and a list of questions and answers. You can find both of these documents below.
If you do not want your information to be shared please Contact the Practice and let one of the receptionists know. We can then put a code on your records to stop any information being downloaded to HSCIC (Health & Social Care Information Centre). If you have no objections to your information being shared with HSCIC, but you do not wish this information to then be shared (by them) with any other service we can put a code on your records to stop that happening.
COVID-19 Data Sharing for Health and Social Care in South East London
Please read the Privacy Notice on the Our Healthier South East London website.
The COVID-19 pandemic is placing additional demands on NHS, health and care services across the UK. As such health and care organisations and professionals across South East London, along with partners from across London, are seeking to improve the sharing of information they hold to ensure they are as prepared as possible and can monitor and manage additional demand and activities. This is supported by the notice issued by the Secretary of State for health and social care under regulation 3 of The Health Service (Control of Patient Information) Regulations 2002, which allows the processing of Confidential Patient Information (CPI) in relation to communicable diseases and other threats to public health.
This provides a legal basis for processing and sharing of information for very specific purposes related to the COVID pandemic and associated winter issues i.e. Flu, that will further impact it. This specific data sharing work, to support the delivery and planning of care during the Pandemic, is for a limited period to the 31st March 2021, unless the notice is extended by the Secretary of State.