There are various data systems which use your information in various ways. Some, such as the national HSCIC (Health and Social Care Information Centre) use anonymised information about you, and some including the national Summary Care Record and the local Connecting Care schemes hold information specific and personal to you.
Please find out more about the national HSCIC and Summary Care Record schemes, and how to opt out of these by visiting the NHS Choices Website.
Connecting Care is a local scheme which meets the same quality and date protection standards as national schemes, and it uses your information for sharing your data with other authorised and regulated health service providers such as hospitals. For more information contact the surgery or visit the Connecting Care website (website details should be on the form). If your data is being uploaded to Connecting Care, you will have been written to and given the opportunity to opt out.