NHS England is mailing every household a leaflet entitled ‘Better Information means Better Care’. This is being done in waves and Cambridgeshire is in the second wave, which is this week (13th January 2013).
This leaflet contains important information about your health records. It explains that NHS organisations share information about the care you receive with those who plan health & social care services. It is important that you read through this leaflet so you know how information about your health is used, shared & protected and what choices you have.
Patients will automatically be included into this extract, unless you opt out.
For more information on this scheme along with frequent asked questions, please see the NHS page; www.nhs.uk/caredata for further information.