Your rights in sharing information
If you live in Yorkshire and Humber please call 0113 20 64102 during normal working hours and you can discuss with the team your Right to Object to the sharing of your information. However, if clinical and care staff require access to the information shared on the Yorkshire & Humber Care Record to provide safe individual care for you they are legally allowed access, for example in an emergency.
It is also worth noting that there are other ways we share information across the NHS and social care for example, the Summary Care Record because these are all operated and managed separately, you need to raise an objection to each one individually.
Population Health Management
We are improving data sharing to improve information and build a better picture of what is needed to plan and deliver services to help improve care, with safety and security as the key priority.
This will help better meet the needs of people within a given group and area; reducing health inequalities and improving health and wellbeing with increased cost efficiency.
If you are not happy with the use of your de-identified (e.g. your name, address, date of birth is not shared) information being used you can register with National Opt Out. The National Data Opt Out is a service that allows patients to opt out of their confidential patient information being used for research and planning.
Issued on 30 September 2019