Important Changes to your Medical Records

GP Practices nationwide will soon be required to supply patients’ personal and confidential medical information, on a regular and continuous basis, to the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).

This information will be extracted from the practice in a form that can identify you (ie it will not be anonymised), and will include your NHS Number, date of birth, post code, gender and ethnicity.

Under the Health and Social Care Act 2012, GP Practices have no choice but to allow the HSCIC to extract this information.