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HSCIC – Who We Are and What We Dologo

The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) was set up as an Executive Non Departmental Public Body (ENDPB) in April 2013 . The Health and Social Care Act 2012 sets out our responsibilities, which include:

  • Collecting, analysing and presenting national health and social care data
  • Setting up and managing national IT systems for transferring, collecting and analysing information. We can be directed to do this by the Secretary of State or NHS England
  • Publishing a set of rules (called a Code of Practice) to set out how the personal confidential information of patients should be handled and managed by health and care staff and organisations….Read more….


An animation has been launched to support awareness-raising.
The main aims of the animation are to:

Explain the care.data programme
Remind patients that they have a choice
Note that subtitles are available

Important information about your detailed Health Record

The GP practice or clinical service you are attending uses a secure computerised records system, which allows clinical staff to share information in your record to ensure the best care can be provided to you.
Please download this eDSM Leaflet for more information.

You have the RIGHT to OPT-OUT

To opt-out, simply fill in your details on the form and post it or drop it in to your GP Practice, marked for the attention of your GP. If you wish to opt out your children or other members of your family for whom you are responsible, you can add their details on the back of the form.
Care.Data Opt-Out Form
Care. Data Tri-fold Leaflet

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