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RISK PROFILING - How your NHS records are used
Posted on 21 Jan 2016
This practice is taking part in a new NHS service that helps your family doctor (GP) to spot whether you need more help to manage your health. The service is called “risk profiling”.
Using information from your health records, a secure NHS computer system will look at any recent treatments you have had in hospital or at this surgery, and any existing health conditions that you
have, and alert your doctor to the likelihood of a possible future hospital admission.
The clinical team at the surgery will use the information to help you get early care and treatment where it is needed.
The information will only be held on existing clinical IT systems and will only be seen by qualified health workers involved in your care. NHS security systems will protect your health information and patient confidentiality at all times.
If you don't want your information being used in this way or have any other concerns please contact the Practice Manager.