Who we may share your personal information with
Where necessary or required we may share information with:
If you are receiving services from the NHS, we share information that does not identify you (anonymised) with other NHS and social care partner agencies for the purpose of improving local services, research, audit and public health.
We commission a number of organisations (both within and outside the NHS) to provide healthcare services to you. We may also share anonymised statistical information with them for the purpose of improving local services, for example understanding how health conditions spread across our local area compared with other areas.
The law allows some NHS bodies, particularly NHS Digital (Health and Social Care Network), to collect and use patient data which does not identify a person, to help commissioners design and procure the combination of services that best suit the population they serve.
We may also share information with NHS England and NHS Digital. If you do not want your information to be used for purposes beyond providing your care, you can choose to opt-out by contacting your GP practice.