Clinical informatics is the term for computer systems that support clinical work, such as the systems GPs use to store records. The CCG's Informatics Programme is involved in work to make sure computer systems used by GP practices are up to date, and easy to use. More details can be found in the General Practice section of this website here.
All practices in Brighton and Hove now add basic information about their patients, called Core Summary Care Information, to a central informatics system which can be used by other healthcare professionals such as A&E or Out of Hours GPs to care for you more efficiently. This information includes details of medications, allergies, and adverse reactions.
If you would prefer not to have this information shared outside your GP practice, you can opt out of this at any time. Please contact your GP surgery to opt out.