Data is only extracted for patients that have not opted out of data record sharing using the approved HSCIC codes.
- Patients that have opted out will need to explicitly opt in to allow their data to be extracted from practice systems.
- Patients are encouraged to explicitly opt in to allow their de-personalised data to become pseudonymised information and allow access by authorised healthcare professionals.
Pseudo-anonymised patient data
- Practice identifier
- Anonymised patient identifier (this is MiQuest number for SystmOne practices and the Anonymised Patient ID for EMIS)
- Internal reference for EMIS (EMIS Number)
- NHS Number
- Date of Birth
NHS number and date of birth are hashed using an
HSCIC approved 256bit hashing algorithm.