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Care Data

How information about you helps us to provide better care

Confidential information from your medical records can be used by the NHS to improve the services offered so we can provide the best possible care for everyone.

This information along with your postcode and NHS number but not your name, are sent to a secure system where it can be linked with other health information.

This allows those planning NHS services or carrying out medical research to use information from different parts of the NHS in a way which does not identify you.

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 ask at reception for a copy of the leaflet “How information about you helps us to provide better care”. You should also visit the NHS National Data Opt-Out website at

More information can be found here

Care data patient information leaflet (PDF, 318KB)

Care data patient frequently asked questions (PDF, 163KB)

Care data poster (PDF, 463KB)

Care Data Opt Out Form

How We Use Your Health Records leaflet

Leander Family Practice Data Protection Policy

Leander Family Practice Data Quality Policy

Please note that Leander Family Practice is aligned to other SW London privacy policies, full details of which can be found here:

South West London Health & Care Partnership - Connecting Your Care

Since November 2017, the South West London Health & Care Partnership has been working with various London Boroughs to ensure they are working as one team, to keep residents in Croydon, Sutton, Kingston & Richmond and Merton & Wandsworth healthy and well.

Connecting Your Care is a result of public consultation as well as reviews of local services. You can find more information about this strategy and how it affects you, including leaflets in various other languages, at:

Please be aware that data sharing in this programme is NOT compulsory and it is NOTHING to do with research companies. 

Please click on the links below to read the Information Leaflet; Frequently Asked Questions and the Privacy Statement:

Connecting Your Care Leaflet Oct 2020 [EXTERNAL LINK[

Connecting Your Care Easy Read Leaflet Oct 2020 [EXTERNAL LINK]

Connecting Your Care FAQs Sept 2020

Connecting Your Care updated Privacy Notice Oct 2020

We also have some of this information available in other languages, such as Polish, Tamil, Urdu & Korean, please ask if you would like to see these.

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