Sharing Your Clinical Data

Information Sharing

Sharing of Clinical Data

As part of the NHS, the GP Surgery is obliged to share certain information with other organisations, both NHS & third Party. The sharing of data is strictly governed by the Data Protection & Caldicott guidelines. We share information for 3 main reasons:

  • To help other healthcare profesionals provide the best care for you.
  • To provide statistical information to help with disease management and best practice.
  • For continued improvement in quality of services we provide for you.

As part of the contract between GPs and the NHS, we are required to undertake a number of patient surveys. Some surveys are conducted within the practice. National surveys require us to provide patient names and addresses to a third party company. This is so that forms can be posted to patients. The company acts under very strict contractual guidelines to keep your details safe.

In order to provide the best care, doctors and nurses in other NHS organisations need to know the best way to treat our patients. Limited clinical information is shared for a referral and also for the Common Health Record – a system for a number of organisations to submit their information to create a complete record for everyone. This is especially useful in emergencies.

The new Electronic Prescription Service will send limited information on your medication to the NHS Prescriptions Pricing Authority and your nominated pharmacy.

Further Information and leaflets can be obtained from reception.

  • Information is shared to improve the way we care for you.
  • The Common Healthcare Record is an amalgamation of information from a number of NHS organisations including GP Practices.
  • The Common Healthcare Record helps other healthcare professionals to decide how best to treat you.
  • The Electronic Prescriptions Service will send patient and therapy information to the pharmacy of your choice.
  • Patient names are given to a third party company under strict conditions to conduct patient surveys.
  • Anonymous statistical information is reported to assist with disease management.
  • You may decide not to have your information shared. To stop your data being sent please see reception.

For further information please contact the Information Governance Manager, NHS Buckingahamshire, 3rd Floor, Rapid House, 40 Oxford Road, High Wycombe, Bucks HP11 2EE

Useful information:

  • Poster – How we use your information
  • Leaflet – Keeping your records safe

Sharing your Patient Record

View information about sharing your patient record.