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Guidance to improve use of patient data

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Better use of anonymised patient information will help commissioners improve the quality, efficiency, and equity of healthcare services, NHS England has pledged.

In guidance for GP practices, it explains how data from general practice will be collected, anonymised and used to improve patient care and is designed to link information from general practice, with information from hospitals and community health care services.

The data will be held in a secure, controlled environment and will be made available to NHS organisations in anonymised form.

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