Knowle Green Medical will be taking part in a mandatory data collection exercise under Section 259 of the Health and Social Care Act.
The Department of Health has directed NHS Digital to collect clinical patient data for a given set of metrics at individual GP level and report these data back to GPs and general practices only. The data will be collected using the patients NHS number.
It is expected that providing GPs and general practice with metrics at the individual GP level will help them to review the quality of care and outcomes for their patients.
Further information is available on the NHS Digital website : digital.nhs.uk/article/7754/Privacy-Notice---individual-GP-level-data
If you do not wish for your information to be used for any purpose beyond providing your care you can choose to opt out. Please let reception know or email the practice at firstname.lastname@example.org stating that you would like to have a TYPE 1 Opt out. This will then be marked in your medical records for future data collection.