The data held in the GP medical records of patients is used every day to support health and care planning and research in England, helping to find better treatments and improve patient outcomes for everyone. NHS Digital has developed a new way to collect this data, called the General Practice Data for Planning and Research data collection.
The new data collection reduces burden on GP practices, allowing doctors and other staff to focus on patient care.
If any patient wishes to register a Type 1 Opt-out with our GP practice before data sharing starts with NHS Digital, this should be done by returning the attached form to our GP practice by 23 June 2021 to allow time for processing it. If you have previously registered a Type 1 Opt-out and would like to withdraw this, you can also use the form to do this. You can send the form by post or email to your GP practice.