Your Health Data

In Camden there are proposals to share your health data. The team at the Abbey Medical Centre believe that all of our patients should know about these proposals. There are three different ways in which your health data can be shared:
 
1. Camden Integrated Digital Record - a local initiative to improve the care Camden residents receive
2. The Summary Care Record - a national initiative to improve the care you receive in an emergency
3. Care.data - a national initiative to improve the quality and safety of NHS services

You can find out more about these proposals by reading on below. All of the information is taken directly from the Camden CCG website. You can opt out of any of these initiatives by using the form at the bottom of this page.

1. Camden Integrated Digital Record (CIDR) - it’s your personal jigsaw

After being discharged from hospital you are sat with your GP who has not yet received your hospital discharge letter.

Your GP needs to adjust your medication but needs to see information from your hospital visit first. Your GP asks your permission to view your Camden Integrated Digital Record in order to be able view this information quickly in one place.

Whilst there your GP can also ensure that you are receiving all the care you need at home.

NHS Camden CCG are linking health and social care information in Camden to improve the care Camden residents receive. For more information please visit the CIDR page.

2. The Summary Care Record - your emergency care summary

You are unconscious in A&E after being in a car accident. The clinicians need to know what medication you are on and if you are allergic to anything, so that they can treat you.

By looking at your Summary Care Record they can see that you are allergic to penicillin and that you are on warfarin. They now know not to give you penicillin, or anything that will react with your warfarin.

The Summary Care Record contains information about your allergies, medications and reactions you have to medications, so that in an emergency or when your GP practice is closed this information is available so that you can be cared for.

For more information please go to www.nhscarerecords.nhs.uk.

3. Care.data - better information means better care

Some medications can have negative side effects, such as thalidomide. In order to be able to identify these side effects early, large amounts of data need to be collected.

By collecting large amounts of data, research can be done which identifies these links, improving the quality and safety of healthcare given by the NHS.

The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), which is part of NHS England, is collecting data to enable quality improvement in healthcare.

For more information please go to www.nhs.uk/caredata.

 

Opting Out

If you would like to opt out of any of these initiatives, please contact the Abbey Medical Centre directly or fill out the form below

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