Because CHIE provides a detailed record of your care it contains most of the information held in the GP record.

The way it is stored is by using a coding scheme (called READ Codes), which enables the data to be easily processed and displayed, whilst ensuring the quality and accuracy of the data is of a suitable level. Using this coding system means that only clinical data is shared and any comments your GP may record for their own use are not shared.

Depending on how much care you have received, the amount of information will vary between patients, but will normally include information about allergies, medication, diagnosis, tests and treatments.

Information relating to sexual health, terminations, abuse and complaints are not included IN CHIE.