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Brundall Medical Partnership

The Medical Centre

The Dales
Norfolk NR13 5RP
Tel: (01603) 712255
Open Mon-Fri 8.30-6.30

There are currently three ways that your data can be shared:-


Summary Care Record

Enhanced Sharing

Care Data



This is a brief outline of what each way of sharing means.


Each method is distinct and has its own opt in or opt out method. 





The Summary Care Record is meant to help emergency doctors and nurses help you when you contact them when the surgery is closed. It will contain your medication, allergies, vaccinations, anticipatory care and end of life information.

Later on as system develops, other staff who work in the NHS will be able to access it along with information from hospitals, out of hours services, and specialists letters that may be added as well.

Your information will be extracted from practices such as ours and held on central NHS databases.   


As with all systems there are pros and cons to think about. When you speak to an emergency doctor you might overlook something that is important and if they have access to your medical record it might avoid mistakes or problems, although even then, you should be asked to give your consent each time a member of NHS Staff wishes to access your record, unless you are medically unable to do so.

Please advise the practice if you wish to opt out of sharing your Summary Care Record





We use a system that is widely used in this area and across England.  This system gives the facility (The Enhanced Data Sharing Model - EDSM) to share your health record with other health providers involved in your care.

You will be able to choose whether to share these full medical details with other health provider units (for example District Nurses) or not. 

Sharing your health record will help us deliver the best level of care for you.

You have two choices which allow you to control how your record is shared.  You can change these choices at any time.


Sharing OUT

This controls whether your information recorded at this practice can be shared with other health care providers.

Sharing IN

This determines whether or not this practice can view information in your record that has been entered by other services who are providing care for you or who may provide care for you in the future (that you have consented to share out).


You can decide whether you want to securely share any of your information recorded in the practice with other NHS Services – this is known as ‘sharing out’.


You are also able to control whether any information which has been recorded elsewhere can be viewed by your GP – this is known as ‘sharing in’.





Care.data is a new national initiative developed by NHS England and managed by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) which is designed to collect patient identifiable data from different healthcare providers (such as GPs, hospitals and community services) and bring it all together in one place. The purpose of this is intended to help the NHS design and develop future health care services and provided joined up information with regard to how patients are treated and managed between different NHS organisations.


Confidential information from your medical records can be used by the NHS to improve the services offered so we can provide the best possible care for everyone.  Examples of information that will be extracted include (this is not a full list):-


Chronic disease diagnosis and reviews such as asthma, diabetes, heart conditions, etc.


Other information such as cancer, depression, mental health, pregnancy, referrals, vaccinations


This information along with your postcode and NHS number but not your name are sent to a secure system where it can be linked to other health information.  This allows those planning NHS services or carrying out medical research to use information from different parts of the NHS in a way that does not identify you.


All patients are by default opted in to this data extract but patients have the choice of opting out.


If you wish to opt out please advise the reception team.  If you are happy with your information to be collected and used as described in the NHS supplied information then you need not do anything.





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