Your Data Matters to the NHS
Information about your health and care helps us to improve your individual care, speed up diagnosis, plan your local services and research new treatments. The NHS is committed to keeping patient information safe and always being clear about how it is used.
How your data is used
Information about your individual care such as treatment and diagnoses is collected about you whenever you use health and care services. It is also used to help us and other organisations for research and planning such as research into new treatments, deciding where to put GP clinics and planning for the number of doctors and nurses in your local hospital. It is only used in this way when there is a clear legal basis to use the information to help improve health and care for you, your family and future generations.
Wherever possible we try to use data that does not identify you, but sometimes it is necessary to use your confidential patient information.
You have a choice
You do not need to do anything if you are happy about how your information is used. There are currently two types of data opt-outs:
Type 1 – which relates to medical records held at the GP Practice
If you do not want your confidential patient information held in your GP medical record to be used for purposes other than your individual care, you can complete the Type 1 opt-out form and return it to the practice so that it can be recorded on your records. Type 1 Opt-Out Form
Type 2 – which relates to information held by NHS Digital
Type 2 have now been replaced by a national opt-out. Therefore, if you do not want NHS Digital to share confidential information that has been collected from across the health and care service for purposes other than your individual care, you can opt-out online at www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters or via the telephone service on: 0300 303 5678.
Will choosing this opt-out affect your care and treatment?
No, choosing to opt out will not affect how information is used to support your care and treatment. You will still be invited for screening services, such as screenings for bowel cancer.
What do you need to do?
If you are happy for your confidential patient information to be used for research and planning, you do not need to do anything.
To find out more about the benefits of data sharing, how data is protected, or to make/change your opt-out choice visit www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters
EDMS and SystmOne Data Sharing
SystmOne is a computer system that GPs and other people looking after patients can use to record medical information and other relevant information discussed at your time of contact. Not everyone uses this particular system, but East Bridgeford Medical Centre and Community Health services in the area use this system to record patient notes.
Your medical record contains notes taken during every consultation you have had with a doctor or nurse at your practice or community service. Your record is also likely to include copies of any letters you have written and notes relating to any phone calls made with the service that you have been in contact with. Your record will also contain copies of letters from other hospitals and departments, including mental health assessments if you have ever had one.
The time period covered by your electronic medical record can vary from one GP practice to another, but detailed information extending right the way back into your childhood may be included.
All of this information is sometimes known as “your Detailed Care Record.”
A facility is now available in this system which allows your Detailed Care Record to be shared between clinicians and others in different care services, who are involved with your care. This cannot normally happen without your permission and there are a series of strict “consent procedures” that staff must follow if they want to share information about you, or to see information that another service has recorded.
If you give consent, your care record held by your GP practice or medical service will be shared with other medical services involved in your care (such as district nursing, health visiting, physiotherapy), who use the same system. This will provide health professionals with a better view of your whole healthcare.
GP Net Earnings
NHS England require that the net earnings of doctors engaged in the practice is publicised and the required disclosure is shown below.
However, it should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice and should not be used to for any judgement about GP earnings, nor to make any comparisons with other practices.
The average earnings for GPs working in the East Bridgford Medical Centre in the last financial year ending in 2020/21 was £114,654 before taxation and National Insurance.
This is for 2 full time GPs and 2 part time GPs who worked in the practice for more than 6 months.
How We Use Your Information – Privacy Notice
Patient Access to their GP Record
East Bridgford Medical Centre is required to promote and offer the facility for patients to view online, export or print any summary information from their records i.e. medications, allergies, adverse reactions and any additional information agreed between the GP and patient.
This facility is now live to all users of SystmOne online.
Please contact reception to sign up for using the system, we will need proof of ID to issue you with a user name and password.
Rushcliffe Clinical Commissioning Group
NHS Rushcliffe Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are responsible for commissioning hospital, community and mental health services for the local population of Rushcliffe. The CCG work closely with the district and county council and other agencies to develop and deliver strategies that improve the local health and wellbeing.
NHS Rushcliffe CCG is a membership organisation of 16 GP practices in the area and is supported by a small management team. The Governing Body, which leads the organisation, includes GPs, a hospital consultant, a nurse and lay members. Governing Body meetings are held in public. Details can be found by calling 0115 8837880.
NHS Rushcliffe CCG has been authorised by the NHS Commissioning Board. This follows a rigorous and robust assessment, where the CCG demonstrated that it was able to commission safely, manage its finances, improve quality and reduce inequality.
Working collaboratively with other CCGs
Rushcliffe CCG works with Mansfield and Ashfield CCG, Newark and Sherwood CCG, Nottingham West CCG, Nottingham City CCG and Nottingham North and East CCG to commission healthcare services.
Summary Care Record
There is a new Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). It is an electronic record which contains information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had.
Why do I need a Summary Care Record?
Storing information in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.
This information could make a difference to how a doctor decides to care for you, for example which medicines they choose to prescribe for you.
Who can see it?
Only healthcare staff involved in your care can see your Summary Care Record.
How do I know if I have one?
Over half of the population of England now have a Summary Care Record. You can find out whether Summary Care Records have come to your area by asking your GP
Do I have to have one?
No, it is not compulsory. If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery. Contact the Practice for details.