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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.

Fair processing notice

Fair processing notice

Read our fair processing notice to find out about the data processing activities we carry out in order to deliver on our commissioning activities.

Sharing your GP medical record

Sharing your GP medical record

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.

eDSM

eDSM

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.

Care.data

Care.data

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.

Summary Care Records

Summary Care Records

A Summary Care Record is an electronic record which contains information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had.