Patients can learn more about why the NHS collects information about their health and the care they receive in a new leaflet called How we use your Health Records.
Sharing health information helps the NHS to provide patients with the best care possible and improve services for everyone. It can also help to predict future health needs and assess the performance and quality of NHS services.
The leaflet gives details of what kind of information the NHS collects about patients, how health records are used to help, who might see the record and how they are kept confidential. It also includes information on how patients can access their health record.
Download How we use your Health Records or pick up a copy from the surgery.