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Confidential information from your medical records can be used by the NHS to improve the services offered so we can provide the best possible care for everyone.

The information along with your postcade and NHS number but not your name are sent to a secure system where it can be linked with other health information.

This allows those planning NHS services to carry out medical research to use information from different parts of the NHS in a way which does not identify you.

YOU HAVE A CHOICE. If you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not have to do anything.

If you have any concerns or wish to prevent this from happening, please speak to practice staff.

Information for patients – please click on links below

Patient information leaflet

Patient Frequently asked questions

NHS Choices record sharing patient information page

Patient information line is available on 0300 456 3531 and is available between 6 January and 31 March 2014