NHS CARE RECORD SERVICE SPINE
Across England a new centralised NHS computer database is being used, with data added area-by-area.
Having all of your medical data accessible at hospitals across the country might help avoid mistakes or problems, should you need to be seen at a hospital A&E.
Many different types of NHS employee will have access to your data, from hospital doctors and nurses (initially), to research teams and other groups (later)
There isn't much evidence that medical databases such as this actually improve care.
Having all your medical data accessible across the NHS increases the risk of other people accessing it without your permission.