NHS bodies such NHS England, NHS Digital or the local CCG routinely extract anonymous and statistical data from our patient records. This type of data extraction is essential for the provision of NHS services and data may be extracted for a variety of reasons including contract payments, safety monitoring, medical research and the service planning.

The data extracted is completely anonymous and could not be used to identify an individual patient in any way.

Fit Note Data

The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) extract anonymous data regarding the issuing of fit notes from our clinical system.

The data collected is fully anonymised and includes:

  • The number of computer generated fit notes issued
  • The number of patients recorded as “unfit” or “maybe unfit” for work
  • Fit note duration
  • Gender
  • Health condition type
  • Location including CCG area
  • Whether workplace adaptations were recommended

More information regarding the extraction of Fit Note data can be found on the HSCIC website.