Patient Consent

  • 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

Data hashing

NHS number and date of birth are hashed using an
HSCIC approved 256bit hashing algorithm.