As of 1st September 2021 your data will be shared with NHS Digital to help improve health, care and services
Patient data from GP medical records kept by GP practices in England is used every day to improve health, care and services through planning and research, helping to find better treatments and improve patient care. The NHS is introducing an improved way to share this information – called the General Practice Data for Planning and Research data collection.
NHS Digital will collect, analyse, publish and share this patient data to improve health and care services for everyone. This includes:
Any data that NHS Digital collects will only be used for health and care purposes. It is never shared with marketing or insurance companies.
If you do not want your patient data shared with NHS Digital, you can register a Type 1 Opt-out with us. You can register a Type 1 Opt-out at any time. You can also change your mind at any time and withdraw a Type 1 Opt-out.
Data sharing with NHS Digital will start on 1st September 2021
If you have already registered a Type 1 Opt-out with your GP practice your data will not be shared with NHS Digital.
If you wish to register a Type 1 Opt-out with your GP practice before data sharing starts with NHS Digital, this should be done as soon as possible, by 1st August 2021 to allow time for processing it.
If you are happy for your data to be shared as above, and haven’t previously Opt’d out – you do not need to do anything.
Complete & submit your response via our website HERE. Once received, we will action your request and update your medical records.
Complete this OPT OUT FORM
If you have previously registered a Type 1 Opt-out and you would like to withdraw this, you can also use either form to do this.
If you are not able to complete this form, call us on 01223 728900 for a form to be posted to you or come to the practice and we can give you a copy to complete.
If you register a Type 1 Opt-out after your patient data has already been shared with NHS Digital, no more of your data will be shared with NHS Digital. NHS Digital will however still hold the patient data which was shared with us before you registered the Type 1 Opt-out.
If you do not want NHS Digital to share your identifiable patient data with anyone else for purposes beyond your own care, then you can also register a National Data Opt-out (Type 2 Opt out).
NOTE: You can only do this via the following ways – as a GP practice we cannot opt you out of Type 2 (National Data Opt-out)
You need to, either;