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 (GPDPR). To learn more please click here

Type 1 Opt-out (opting out of NHS Digital collecting your data)

An opt out is available to those patients who do not want their identifiable patient data to be shared outside of their GP practice for purposes except for their own care. This is called a Type 1 opt-out. This opt-out request can only be recorded by your GP practice. NHS Digital will not collect any patient data for patients who have already registered a Type 1 Opt-out in line with current policy.

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 (although information that has already been added to the NHS digital database will not be removed).

If you wish to register a Type 1 Opt-out with us before data sharing starts on 1st September, this can be done by returning the attached form to the practice by 23 June 2021.

If you have previously registered a Type 1 Opt-out and you would like to withdraw this, you can also use the form to do this.

You can send the form by post or email to the practice :

National Data Opt-out (opting out of NHS digital sharing your data)

The NHS collects confidential patient information from all NHS organisations, trusts and local authorities, as well as private organisations providing NHS funded care. For more information click here. If you do not want NHS Digital to share your collected  identifiable patient data with organisations for purposes beyond your own care, then you can register a National Data Opt-out. This is different to the Type 1 opt-out and applies to all data from your health records held by NHS Digital. This opt-out must be completed by you, it is not possible for your GP practice to register this opt-out.

To register a national data opt out please see link below;

Make your choice about sharing data from your health records – NHS (