It is important that your medical records are kept up-do date, from changes to your personal details to your preferences about data sharing. On the pages below you can find out more about how to let us know about changes to your personal or clinical details, how to access and manage your own medical records, and learn more about data sharing within the NHS and how to express your consent wishes.
Information about your health and care has a variety of uses, be it supporting your medical care with a Summary Care Record or helping to plan local services and research treatments. This page takes you through the different ways your data can be used and how you can opt-out.
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Find out about the main symptoms of coronavirus and what to do if you or your child has them.
Get a test to check if you have COVID-19, find out what testing involves and understand your test result.
Get your COVID-19 vaccination, read about the vaccines and find out what happens when you have your vaccine.
Find out how to get your COVID Pass to attend trial events in England or to travel abroad.
Advice about staying at home (self-isolation) and treatment for you and anyone you live with.
Advice for people at higher risk from COVID-19, including older people, people with health conditions and pregnant women.
Find out about the long-term effects coronavirus can sometimes have and what help is available.
Advice about avoiding close contact with other people (social distancing), looking after your wellbeing and using the NHS and other services.
Find out about changes to using health services, such as GPs and hospitals, because of COVID-19.
Find out about health research studies and how you may be able to take part.