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How we use your data

As an NHS patient, you have a choice about how your data is used. On this page we will share some of the ways that your data is used and how you can prevent it from being used in that way.

Patient Consent to share your full patient medical record

Patient Consent to share your full patient medical record

Unless you have specifically opted out, you will have a Summary Care Record (SCR) with core information about you.

Summary Care Record

Summary Care Record

Your summary care record enables other healthcare professionals to view your health record in order to help improve the quality of your care.

Enhanced Data Sharing of your medical history and care record

Enhanced Data Sharing of your medical history and care record

Today, electronic records are kept in all the places where you receive healthcare. These places can usually only share information from your records by letter, email, fax or phone. At times this can slow down your treatment and mean information about you is hard to access.