The NHS uses a secure electronic computer system called SystmOne to hold your records - and with your consent, it allows the healthcare professionals who care for you to share your medical information with each other to make sure you receive the best possible care.
How is my decision recorded?
Your health care provider's computer system has 2 settings to allow you to control how your medical information is shared:
Sharing Out: this controls whether your full electronic patient record can be shared with other NHS care services where you are treated.
Sharing In: this controls whether this health service can view information recorded by other NHS care services where you have received treatment.
To inform us of your data sharing decision, please complete this form.