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National Diabetes Audit
Alexander House Surgery is taking part in an important national project about diabetes care and treatment in the NHS, the National Diabetes Audit (NDA).
To take part, anonymous information about your diabetes care and treatment will be shared with the NDA. The type of information, and how it is shared, is controlled by law and enforced by strict rules of confidentiality and security.
Taking part in this audit shows that this practice is committed to improving care for people with diabetes.
To find out more please read this leaflet National Diabetes Audit - Information for Patients
If you do not want your information to be used, please tell us by informing our receptionist. This will not affect your care.
Care.data is a forthcoming extract of patient data commissioned by NHS England. The intention of the scheme is to make increased use of the information in medical records in order to improve the quality of care for patients. The service is one of the first initiatives to use the powers of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 (HSCA), which allows the Health and Social Care information Centre (HSCIC), in certain circumstances, to extract confidential information from GP practices without seeking patient consent.
The British Medical Association (BMA) and Local Medical Committee (LMC) supports the use of data for appropriate secondary uses but also recognises the importance of confidentiality.
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