Health & Social Care Information Centre
NHS England is commissioning a modern data serice from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) on behalf of the entire health and social care system.
Under the Health and Social Care Act 2012, NHS England has the power to direct the HSCIC to collect information from all providers of NHS care, including general practices.
GP data is to be extracted each month commencing October/November 2013. The information to be extracted is NHS number, date of birth, postcode and gender which will allow patients’ data to be linked to their hospital data. No free text will be extracted, only coded information about referrals, NHS prescriptions and other clinical data. For further information please see 2 cd patient information leaflet and 6 cd-patient-faqs
Leaflets are available from the Reception desk at Herrington Medical Centre