Patient Advice

your care data

Data Sharing


Why is information collected about you, how may the information be used and who will be collecting it?


Care and Health Information Exchange (CHIE) is an electronic summary record for people living in Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton. GP Surgeries, hospitals, social care and community care teams collect information about you and store it electronically on separate computer systems. The CHIE stores summary information from these organisations in one place so that, with your consent, professionals can view it to deliver better care to you. This record contains more information than the SCR, but is only available to organisations in Hampshire

For more information visit or phone 0300 123 1519


Summary Care Record (SCR) (in this area since Sept 2013) is a record that will contain important information about any medicines you are taking, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines that you have had. This does not include diagnosis or procedures. Giving healthcare staff anywhere in the country access to this information can prevent mistakes being made when caring for you in an emergency or when your GP practice is closed. For more information visit or phone 0300 123 3020


National data sharing

Information about your health and care helps the NHS to improve your individual care, speed up diagnosis, plan your local services and research new treatments. NHS Digital has a legal responsibility to collect data about NHS and social care services. The NHS can’t analyse all information on its own, so they safely and securely share some with researchers, analysts and organisations who are experts in making sense of complex information. We only share what’s needed for each piece of research, and wherever possible, information is removed so that you can’t be identified. You can choose not to have information about you shared or used for any purpose beyond providing your own treatment or care.

For more information visit


SPCL (Southampton Primary Care Limited) - video consultation Privacy Notice:

SPCL (a federation of GP practices in Southampton who we are part of) offer HUB appointments for patients wishing to be seen who either cannot get an appointment at their own practice or wish to be seen at times when the surgery is closed.  As part of their service they offer video consultations and the privacy notice can be seen here Privacy Notice

Sharing with other NHS Providers (via our computer system known as Emis Web)


Sometimes it will be necessary for us to refer you to other NHS providers who use the same clinical system as us (Emis Web). It is of great benefit if that other provider can access basic information on your health to assist with the referral process (medications, summary of health problems, allergies) and in return we can see the outcome of this referral quicker. By consenting to share out they can see your data and by sharing in, we in return can see outcomes of your consultation/treatment with them.


You have the right to prevent confidential information about you from being shared or used for any purpose other than providing your care, except in special circumstances.



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