NHS Digital has been collecting data from GPs through its trusted General Practice Extraction Service. This system is now being replaced with their new General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) service, a broader general-purpose collection which will enable faster access to pseudonymised patient data for planners and researchers.
More detailed information can be found via NHS Digital, including the process of how you can opt out.
Data collection will start on 1 July 2021, if you do not want your data shared with NHS Digital this should be done by one of the following methods.
Use the NHS App
- Go to Your health
- Select Choose if data from your health and care records is shared for planning and research.
- Select Make your choice.
- Review the information on the page, then select Start now.
- View your preference, then select Change if you want to change it.
- Update your choice, then select Submit.
Download, complete and return this form (EXTERNAL DOCX DOWNLOAD LINK) to your GP practice by 23 June 2021 to allow time for processing it. You can send the form by post to Patient Administration, Library House Surgery, Avondale Road, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 2AD or via email to email@example.com
You can call 0300 3035678 for a form to be sent out to you.