Connecting Your Care
To understand how we collect information about you and how that information may be used or share. Please review each of our notices and policies.
We’re improving the way we connect your care across south west London. Soon, health and care professionals will be able to access your records from other NHS services when you need them to. This will make it quicker and easier for you when you visit your GP or hospital.
Do I have a choice?
If you are happy for your information to be shared in this way, then you don’t need to do anything. The Connecting your Care system will be phased in over the next few months.
What if I want to opt-out?
If you do not want your information to be shared, you have the right to opt-out by visiting www.swlondon.nhs.uk/connectingyourcare and downloading the opt-out form.
You can also pick up an opt-out form from your GP practice of the Patient Advice and Liaison Services (PALS) at one of the participating hospitals:
Opting-out means that your information will continue only to be shared in the same way it is now – by phone, email, fax or letter – but this will take time to collect and you will not be able to take advantage of the benefits of sharing information electronically through Connecting your Care.
This means that the people looking after you may not have your full history available to them when they assess you and decisions about your care maytake longer to make.
Opting-out of Connecting your Care is not linked in any wayto the national data opt-out or any other data sharing agreements.
- Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
- Epsom & St Helier University Hospital
- St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust
- Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Want to find out more?
For more information visit www.swlondon.nhs.uk/connectingyourcare
0203 668 3100
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