Risk Stratification

Risk Stratification is a process that helps your GP to help you manage your health.

By using selected information from your health records, a secure NHS computer system will look at any recent treatments you have had in hospital or at the surgery alongside any existing health conditions that you have. This will alert your doctor to the likelihood of a possible deterioration in your health. The clinical team at the surgery will use this information to help you get early care and treatment where it is needed.

NHS Central Southern Commissioning Support Unit Data Service for Commissioners Regional Offices (NHS Central Southern CSU DSCRO) supports GP Practices with this work. NHS security systems will ensure that your health information and patient confidentiality is protected at all times.

Please note that you have the right to opt out of risk stratification at any time.

Should you have any concerns about how your information is managed, or wish to opt out of any data collection at the practice, please contact the practice, or your healthcare professional to discuss how the disclosure of your personal information can be limited. Patients have the right to change their minds and reverse a previous decision.