It is important that the NHS can use this information to get a complete picture of what is happening across health and social care and to plan services according to what works best. The new system will provide joined-up information about the care received from all of the different parts of the health service, including hospitals and GP practices.
Your date of birth, full postcode, NHS Number and gender rather than your name will be used to link your records in a secure system, managed by the HSCIC. Once this information has been linked a new record will be created. This new record will not contain information that identifies you. The type of information shared, and how it is shared, is controlled by law and strict confidentiality rules.
The new system will also provide information that will enable the public to hold the NHS to account and ensure that any unacceptable standards of care are identified as quickly as possible. For more information please follow the links Information About You Improves Patient Care FAQs
There is a national shortage of typhoid vaccines. If you require typhoid vaccination for your destination please phone reception to arrange a telephone appointment with the nurse. She will advise you on our stock levels and whether we are able to provide the vaccination for you. Alternatively please try the larger Travel Clinics. More informaiton is available under Clinics and Services.