Information about you and the care you receive is shared, in a secure system, by healthcare staff to support your treatment and care.
It is important that we, the NHS, can use this information to plan and improve services for all patients. We would like to link information from all the different places where you receive care, such as your GP, hospital and community service, to help us provide a full picture. This will allow us to compare the care you received in one area against the care you received in another, so we can see what has worked best.
Information such as your postcode and NHS number, but not your name, will be used to link your records in a secure system, so your identity is protected. Information which does not reveal your identity can then be used by others, such as researchers and those planning health services, to make sure we provide the best care possible for everyone.
You have a choice. If you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not have to do anything. If you have any concerns or wish to prevent this from happening, please speak to practice staff or download the opt out form below, complete it and return it to the practice
We need to make sure that you know this is happening and the choices you have.
You can find out more on the SAIL database SAIL Databank Wales
On 21 November 2016 Welsh Government announced that the Welsh GP Record will be available for elective (scheduled) care in addition to emergency (unscheduled) care.
This means that for the first time a copy of a patient’s GP record will be available for:
• All inpatient hospital clinical teams involved in the direct care of the patient.
• Secondary care pharmacy technicians involved in the direct care of the patient.
• Clinical teams involved in the direct care of the patient in an outpatient setting.
More information is available on gprecord.wales cofnodmeddygteulu.cymru
Leaflets available from Church Surgery
Cambrian Primary Care
This is a Limited Company that was formed in May 2017 by all 7 practices in North Ceredigion. We hope to work together more to enable us to keep providing services for our patients more efficiently and effectively. We are all using the same computer service called VISION but up until June 2017 we have not been able to share any records.
For more information about Cambrian Primary care click here: press release in English
From 12th June 2017 via a new computer system called VISION 360 there will be the possibility of sharing some information. However this will be strictly controlled and audited so that only the minimum information needed is shared with only the relevant staff. There will be clear audit trails.
For more brief information:
Cambrian primary care poster in English
Welsh version to follow
For more details:
Sharing information poster yn Gymraeg
or here: Sharing information poster in English
Welsh version available at reception - will be put on line soon
You can opt out
of either sharing information for the National Welsh Record and/or for Cambrian Healthcare accessing information locally via VISION 360 as mentioned above. To opt out of Cambrian Primary care accessing your record via VISION 360 click here
Opt out of vision 360 in English