Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC)
HSCIC collects your date of birth, NHS number and gender and stores it in a way so that you cannot be identified by it. It then collects information about family history, diagnoses, referrals, investigation results, and medication
NHS England says it will "find more effective ways of preventing or managing illnesses; advise local decision makers how best to meet the needs of local communities; promote public health by monitoring risks of disease spread; map out pathways of care to streamline inefficiencies and reduce waiting times; determine how to use NHS resources most fairly and efficiently".
Data extraction starts in late October or November 2013. Although the practice may not opt-out of the process, individual patients can do so if they want. If you would like more information about this you can Visit our website http://www.crossdeepsurgery.co.uk/data_extraction.php
If you wish to prevent your data being used for this purpose please complete this form (link below) and return to reception. We will then mark your notes so that they will not be uploaded.