NHS wants to share patient details

11:41 24 January 2014

Archant

New guides being delivered this week to explain new scheme for sharing information between departments or care services.

Leaflets explaining how the NHS uses patient information will begin landing on doormats across Devon and Cornwall next week.

Better Information Means Better Care, explains the benefits of sharing information about the care people have received between NHS departments, hospitals and social care services.

The NHS says this ensures care is consistent across the country and can also highlight different diseases or conditions that may require more NHS investment.

It is claimed the program will find more effective ways of preventing, treating and managing illnesses, identify risk groups, tailor services to suit local needs, manage resources and help patients understand the process.

Patients have the right to object to their data being used for purposes other than their direct care. If they wish to restrict their data being used then they should talk to their GP.

An information line at 0300 456 3531 has been set up for patients to call if they have any questions or concerns about how their data are used.

0 comments

Other News Stories

00:14
RNLI lifeguards at Woolacombe had 452 incidents in 2014.

Woolacombe is second busiest beach in South West as charity releases its 2014 figures.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:28
Walker Alex Ellis-Roswell on board the Ilfracombe all-weather lifeboat.

Clovelly, Appledore and Ilfracombe lifeboat stations welcome fundraiser Alex Ellis-Roswell during his 6,500 mile journey...

Read more
Yesterday, 14:22

Town council increases its precept by 7.45 per cent but says that is only 8.8p extra a week...

Read more
Yesterday, 14:12

BARNSTAPLE: The Annual General Meeting of Barnstaple Fair Carnival is on Wednesday of next week (February 4) at Barnstaple Hotel on Braunton Road.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 6°C

min temp: 4°C

Most Read News

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition today E-edition

North Devon's trusted business finder