From March 2014 data from all GP information systems will be extracted and stored safely and securely at the Health and Social Care Information Centre.
The information extracted will be used in research and service planning, quality improvement, commissioning and clinical audits, in largely de-identified forms.
You can choose not to have your confidential data sent to the new programme, please visit the NHS England website for further information. There are also leaflets being sent out to every household in London with all the information about how your information will be used.
There is also a help line you can call on: 030 0456 3531
For more information please download and read the Care Data Leaflet.
If you do not opt out of having your information sent to the new programme your information will automatically be collected.