Information regarding your health and healthcare is due to be collected by the Health & Social Care Information Centre; this information is used to plan and improve service for all patients.
Information such as your NHS Number and your postcode, but not your name, will be used to link your records in a secure system, so your identity is protected.
If you are happy for this to happen, you need do nothing; there is no form to fill in and nothing to sign and you can change your mind at any time.
If you are not happy for this to happen, please contact the Surgery.
For further information, including a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ), please go to the website at www.nhs.uk/caredata.
You can also get further information from the website at www.hscic.gov.uk or pick up a leaflet from surgery.