Checking the quality of care - national clinical audits
Mirfield Surgery contributes to national clinical audits so that healthcare can be checked and reviewed.
· Information from medical records can help doctors and other healthcare workers measure and check the quality of care which is provided to you.
· The results of the checks or audits can show where hospitals are doing well and where they need to improve.
· The results of the checks or audits are used to recommend improvements to patient care.
· Data are sent to NHS Digital a national body with legal responsibilities to collect data.
· The data will include information about you, such as your NHS Number and date of birth and information about your health which is recorded in coded form - for example the code for diabetes or high blood pressure.
· We will only share your information for national clinical audits or checking purposes when the law allows.
· For more information about national clinical audits see the Healthcare Quality Improvements Partnership website: https://www.hqip.org.uk/ or phone 020 7997 7370.
· You have the right to object to your identifiable information being shared for national clinical audits. Please contact the practice if you wish to object.