Chawton House Surgery

St Thomas Street, Lymington, SO41 9ND

Telephone: 01590672953

hiowicb-hsi.chawtonhousesurgery@nhs.net

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Data Sharing

 

Data Sharing

NHS England aims to link information from all the different places where you receive care, such as hospital, community service and us, your GP Surgery. This will allow them to compare the care you received in one area against the care you received in another.

Information will be held in a secure environment called NHS England (NHSE). The role of NHSE is to ensure that high quality data is used appropriately to improve patient care. NHSE has legal powers to collect and analyse data from all providers of NHS care. They are committed, and legally bound, to the very highest standards of privacy and confidentiality to ensure that your confidential information is protected at all times.

This data can also be used, with permission, for research purposes.

  • You can object to information containing data that identifies you from leaving the Practice. This will prevent identifiable information held in your record from being sent to NHSE secure environment. It will also prevent those who have gained special legal approval from using your health information for research.
  • You can also object to any information containing data that identifies you from leaving the NHSE secure environment. This includes information from all places you receive NHS care, such as hospitals. If you object, confidential information will not leave NHSE and will not be used, except in very rare circumstances for example in the event of a public health emergency.

The law requires Doctors to provide some very limited information about certain things. The law says, for example, that Doctors must provide information to local authorities about some infectious diseases, e.g. if you had food poisoning. Very rarely, Doctors may be required to disclose information in order to detect a serious crime. Likewise, a court order can require Doctors to disclose certain information during a court case. 

Summary Care Record (SCR)

If you decide to have a SCR, it will contain important information about any medicines you are taking, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines that you have had. This does not include diagnosis or procedures.

Giving healthcare staff access to this information can prevent mistakes being made when caring for you in an emergency or when your GP practice is closed. Your Summary Care Record will also include your name, address, date of birth and your unique NHS Number to help identify you correctly. If you and your GP decide to include more information it can be added, but only with your express permission.

For more information

Phone 0300 123 3020 or visit www.nhscarerecords.nhs.uk

Care and Health Information Exchange (formerly the Hampshire Health Record)

The Care and Health Information Exchange (CHIE) contains key information from hospital, general practice, community care and social services. The system makes this available to the staff who care for you and your family wherever they are, making the treatment you receive safer and more accurate. CHIE is jointly managed by the HIOW ICB and SCW CSU on behalf of health and social care organisations in Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and Dorset.

For more information

Visit www.careandhealthinformationexchange.org.uk

SystmOne Data Sharing

The practice uses a clinical computer system called SystmOne to store your medical information. The system is also used by other GP practices, Child Health Services, Community Services, Hospitals, Out of Hours, Palliative Care services and many more. Information may be shared with other NHS services delivering direct care to you so that everyone caring for you is fully informed about your medical history including medication and allergies. Other organisations may view your record with patient consent at the time.

Benefits of sharing information

Sharing information can help improve understanding, responses to different treatments and potential solutions. Information will also help to:

  • Provide better information to out of hours and emergency services
  • Prevent prescribing of medication to which you may already have an allergy
  • Make more informed prescribing decisions about drugs and dosages
  • Avoid unnecessary duplication in prescribing
  • Increase clinician confidence when providing care
  • Results of investigations, such as X-rays and laboratory tests
  • Reduce referrals, ambulance journey admissions, tests, time wastage and visits to healthcare premises
  • Find out basic details about you, such as address and next of kin

 

Do I have a choice?

Yes. You have the right to prevent confidential information about you from being shared or used for any purpose other than providing your care, except in special circumstances. You can go to www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters to find out more about data sharing and to set a national data opt-out. You can also limit the information that identifies you to be shared outside this Practice by completing the sheet enclosed in this leaflet. This will prevent your confidential information being used other than where necessary by law.

 

Objecting on behalf of others

If you are a carer and have a Lasting Power of Attorney for Health and Welfare then you can object on behalf of the patient who lacks capacity. If you do not hold a Lasting Power of Attorney then you can raise your specific concerns with the patient’s GP.

If you have parental responsibility and your child is not able to make an informed decision for themselves, then you can make a decision about information sharing on behalf of your child. If your child is competent then this must be their decision.

Do I need to do anything?

Note your decisions on the form and return to Reception. You can change your mind at any time, just complete another form. If you do not wish to share data for research, you can opt out using https://digital.nhs.uk/services/national-data-opt-out.  

Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
  • Tuesday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
  • Wednesday
    08:00am to 01:00pm
    02:00pm to 06:30pm
    The main reception is closed between 1-2pm but phone lines remain open for urgent medical needs.
  • Thursday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
  • Friday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
  • Saturday
    09:00am to 05:00pm
    Pre-arranged appointments only.
  • Sunday
    CLOSED
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