The Care and Health Information Exchange (CHIE) is a secure system which shares health and social care information from GP surgeries, hospitals, community and mental health, social services and others. CHIE helps professionals across Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and surrounding areas provide safer and faster treatment for you and your family by:
- Ensuring that you only have to tell your story once
- Reducing delays to your treatment. For example, by reducing the need to repeat blood tests
- Making sure the doctors, nurses and others involved in your care know about your medical history
- Identifying diseases that you might be at increased risk of developing in the future. This can help you take action early to protect your health
This information is potentially available to medical staff across Hampshire (i.e. regionally), by a large number of organisations (NHS, non-NHS and private).
In the majority of occasions, your explicit consent will be obtained prior to your CHIE being accessed by a clinician. Access to the CHIE has always been allowed in a true emergency (under the DPA and common law) when a patient is incapable of consenting (e.g. unconscious).
Please note that you may not be asked for your explicit permission before your CHIE information is accessed by a clinician.
If you would like to opt out select one of the links below and return your completed form to the Surgery either by hand, post, scan or photograph and email to Voyager General Email