Care Data

Information about you and the care you receive is shared, in a secure system, by healthcare staff to support your treatment and care.

It is important that we, the NHS, can use this information to plan and improve services for all patients. We would like to link information from all the different places where you receive care, such as your GP, hospital and community service, to help us provide a full picture. This will allow us to compare the care you received in one area against the care you received in another, so we can see what has worked best.

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Information such as your postcode and NHS number, but not your name, will be used to link your records in a secure system, so your identity is protected. Information which does not reveal your identity can then be used by others, such as researchers and those planning health services, to make sure we provide the best care possible for everyone.

You have a choice. If you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not have to do anything. If you have any concerns or wish to prevent this from happening, please speak to practice staff or download the opt out form below, complete it and return it to the practice

We need to make sure that you know this is happening and the choices you have.

We take your privacy very seriously and urge you to read our Privacy Notice carefully because it contains important information about us and the personal information we store about you, what we do with your information and who the information may be shared with.

For the purpose of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).“We” are a “data controller” ie we are responsible for the control and processing of your personal information. The legal basis upon which we hold your data is Health and Social Care.

Privacy Notice 

How information about you helps us to provide better care

Care Data: Frequently Asked Questions

Opt Out Form

Kent and Medway Care Record – Privacy Notice

Covid-19 COPI Privacy Notice

DPIA Vaccinations for Covid-19

National COVID Vaccine Privacy Notice