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.
Unless you have specifically opted out, you will have a Summary Care Record (SCR) with core information about you.
Read our fair processing notice to find out about the data processing activities we carry out in order to deliver on our commissioning activities.
Health services in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland have introduced a system of sharing medical records between a GP practice and other NHS organisations. This enables other healthcare professionals to view your record in order to help improve the quality of your care.
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.
From Monday January 13th, 2014, across the East Midlands, including Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) each household will receive information from NHS England and the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) about the introduction of care.data – a programme that will use information to improve the safety and care of patients.