The Care.Data service will be coming to Somerset from September.

This is a new database that brings (anonymised) GP records into a national database to enable research and service development that encompasses all health data.

Lots of local patients and GP practices have been involved in making sure the patient information and systems are clear and easy to understand.

You will get a letter and information through the post explaining all about the system so that you can decide whether to opt out (it is an automatic opt-in system).

The helpline is available now if you have any queries or questions – please call on 0300 456 3531

As it is very complex we feel it is not appropriate for our team to answer questions on the system as we do not want to give unclear or false information in error.