In order to improve the way the NHS delivers patient care, we also may share limited, anonymous information with some organisations. These include NHS organisations like Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and university research. We ensure that any information which may identify an individual is removed, such as names and addresses, so that the people involved in this work cannot identify you.
No information is ever shared with commercial organisations like drug or insurance companies, even if it is anonymous.
We review each request made in order to make sure that there is a legitimate reason for this information to be used for these purposes. HHR never reveals the identity of any patient except to professional staff involved in their care. Some examples of the ways that HHR data has been used to help our understanding of disease and treatment can be found here: http://www.hantshealthrecord.nhs.uk/news/publications