Clinical Audits Using Patient-identifiable Data

AuditPurposeData CollectedCan I opt out?
Leeds Palliative & EoLC Managed Clinical Network Leeds CCG To improve General Practice support to Palliative Care patients at the end of life and enable more effective management of patients.Patient identifiable data is extracted and then pseudonymised before being analysed.No – the data is being used for direct care of the patients identified.
Diabetic Retinopathy  Leeds CCGThis data extract is carried out on behalf of NHS England / The CCG to support the national screening programme for diabetic patients.The extracted data will be sent to Leeds and Mid Yorkshire Diabetic Eye Screening Service; and Leeds Community Healthcare via NHS mail in accordance with data protection principles. No – the data is being used for direct care of the patients identified.
Enhanced care for patients resident in a care home Leeds CCGTo improve General Practice support to care homes and enable more effective management of patients within the home.Patient identifiable data is extracted and then pseudonymised before being analysed.No – the data is being used for direct care of the patients identified.
Chronic Pain To assess and improve Community Chronic Pain ServiceLinks patient data via use of the NHS number with provider information for the Chronic Pain service. Pseudonymised data sent back for analysis. No – the data is being used for direct care of the patients identified. 
Latent TB To reduce patient’s chances of developing active TB in later life by screening for and treatind positive Latent TB unfection.Screening data is extracted and shared with national testing & treatment database.Yes – see patient leaflets provided by the practice https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/latent-tb-testing-and-treatment-leaflet
National Diabetes AuditTo measure the effectiveness of diabetes healthcare against NICE guidance in England & Wales. https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/clinical-audits-and-registries/our-clinical-audits-and-registries/national-diabetes-auditThe audit uses NHS Number to link the patient to hospitalactivity and compiles data to ensure a single record and a complete patient journey is generated. Identifiable data is only available to those with approved appropriate access. Online analysis is anonymised so no patient level data can be viewed.Yes – please contact the practice for more informatio

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