Data Sharing

Enhanced Data Sharing Model (eDSM) – Sharing Out

Sharing out means that any information within your medical record (all consultations, results, medication etc.) will be available for other NHS organisations to see if you allow them to. This will make all information sharable.

You can always change your mind, but if you have chosen to share information with other NHS organisations and then decide against it, we cannot retrieve any information already shared.

If you choose to make your medical record shareable, understand this means that all consultations recorded in your record will be available for other NHS services to view.

Enhanced Data Sharing Model (eDSM) – Sharing In

Sharing in means that Posterngate Surgery will be able to see all information added by other healthcare organisations. This will only happen if you have consented to share information out at the other organisation.

We have a set list of organisations who, once you give consent to share in/out, will be able to view your record. If an organisation is not in the list that we have created and you want them to view your record, you may be required to give them a verification code. When the organisation requests this access, you will be sent a code either via SMS, email or on your SystmOnline account. For more information in regards to this, please ask reception by completing the Ask Reception a Question form.

If you would like to share in/out or opt out of this, please complete the below form and return this to the surgery:

Enhanced Data Sharing Module

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.

In May 2018, the strict rules about how this data can and cannot be used were strengthened. The NHS is committed to keeping patient information safe and always being clear about how it is used.

You can choose whether your confidential patient information is used for research and planning.

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