This practice is one of over 400 Research & Surveillance Centre Practices in England, contributing pseudonymised data for national research and surveillance.
This data enables continuous monitoring of infections and diseases in the community and is used in ethically approved research. The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Research & Surveillance Centre (RSC) is the main source of information for Public Health England (PHE) and helps with prediction and management of flu outbreaks and pandemics.
Providing pseudonymised data does not affect patients, their care or privacy, however, if you no longer wish to allow your information to be used, please speak to your GP.
The pseudonymised data, extracted by an information service provider, Wellbeing Software (also known as Apollo Medical Solutions), is processed within the private and secure network of the Clinical Informatics and Health Outcomes Research Group at the University of Surrey under a formal data-sharing agreement.
The pseudonymised data may be linked with other NHS data for analysis, including hospital episode statistics.
For further information, please visit www.rcgp.org.uk/rsc or contact: