How information about you helps us to provide better care
Confidential information from your medical records can be used by the NHS to improve the services offered so we can provide the best possible care for everyone.
This information along with your postcode and NHS number but not your name, are sent to a secure system where it can be linked with other health information.
This allows those planning NHS services or carrying out medical research to use information from different parts of the NHS in a way which does not identify you.
You have a choice. If you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not have to do anything.
If you have any concerns or wish to prevent this from happening, please speak to practice staff or ask at reception for a copy of the leaflet “How information about you helps us to provide better care”.
More information can be found here
Care data patient information leaflet (.pdf)
Care data patient frequently asked questions (.pdf)
Care data poster (.pdf)
Care Data Opt Out Form (.pdf)
How We Use Your Health Records leaflet
South West London Health & Care Partnership - Connecting Your Care
Since November 2017, the South West London Health & Care Partnership has been working with various London Boroughs to ensure they are working as one team, to keep residents in Croydon, Sutton, Kingston & Richmond and Merton & Wandsworth healthy and well.
Connecting Your Care is a result of public consultation as well as reviews of local services. You can find more information about this strategy and how it affects you, including leaflets in various other languages, at:
Please be aware that data sharing in this programme is NOT compulsory and it is NOTHING to do with research companies.
Please click on the links below to read the Information Leaflet; Privacy Statement; Information Leaflet about Opting Out of Connecting Your Care; an Opt-Out form with details of how to do this plus an Opt-Back-In form should you decide you've changed your mind about opting out.
Connecting Your Care Privacy Notice