National Diabetes Audit 2017

Our Practice is taking part in the national project about diabetes care and treatment in the NHS.  This is called the National Diabetes Audit (NDA).  We will be sharing information about patients who are diagnosed with diabetes with the NDA.  The type of information and how it is shared is controlled by law and enforced by strict rules of confidentiality and security.  Taking part in the NDA demonstrates our commitment to improving care for people with diabetes.

Important : if you are a diabetic and do not want your data to be used for the NDA, please let us know – this will not affect your care.  Please ask us if you want more information about the NDA.

NHS England now utilises patient data from GP practices for the new care data service.

The aim of care data is to improve healthcare by increasing the availability of timely and accurate data to allow services to be better designed for patients. Patient data will be combined with information from other care settings such as hospitals with the intention of improving healthcare overall and to aid research.

The data to be extracted from GP systems will include personal confidential data such as referrals, all NHS prescriptions and other clinical data. Identifiers such as NHS No and Date of Birth will be used to link your data to that from other sources.

We are raising your awareness of the caredata service and would like to inform you that you have a right to opt out of this. Opting out will prevent your data from being shared. You can opt out of care data completely, or alternatively allow your personal information to go to The Health & Social Care Information Centre but prevent it from being shared with any other parties such as researchers. Click here for more information.