The HSCIC (Health & Social Care Information Centre) have been directed by NHS England to extract data from GP practices and Hospitals to understand and develop services in the future.
As a patient you have the right to object to your personal information being attached to this data extraction (post code & NHS number) If you wish to prevent this from happening, please write a letter or download the opt out form below, complete it and return it to the practice. However, if you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not have to do anything
UPDATE: Care.data has been delayed- For further information please see: http://www.england.nhs.uk/2014/02/19/response-info-share/
How information about you helps us to provide better care
You can find out more on the NHS England Care Data website