General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR)

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.

Opting Out

If you don’t want your identifiable patient data to be shared for purposes except for your own care, you can opt-out by registering a Type 1 Opt-out or a National Data Opt-out, or both. These opt-outs are different and they are explained in more detail below. Your individual care will not be affected if you opt-out using either option.

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

NHS Digital will not collect data from GP practices about patients who have registered a Type 1 Opt-out with their practice. More information about Type 1 Opt-outs is in NHS Digital's GP Data for Planning and Research Transparency Notice, including a form that you can complete and send to your GP practice.

This collection will start on 1 September 2021. 

If you register a Type 1 Opt-out after this collection has started, no more of your data will be shared with NHS Digital. NHS Digital will however still hold the patient data which was shared with them 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.

 

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.

TYPE 1 OPT OUT FORM

(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, hand it in to the practice or email it to us at oldswan.hcgp@nhs.net

 

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

NHS Digital will collect data from GP medical records about patients who have registered a National Data Opt-out. The National Data Opt-out applies to identifiable patient data about your health, which is called confidential patient information.

NHS Digital won’t share any confidential patient information about you - this includes GP data, or other data we hold, such as hospital data - with other organisations, unless there is an exemption to this.

To find out more information and how to register a National Data Opt-Out, please read NHS Digital's GP Data for Planning and Research Transparency Notice.

 

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.

To register a national data opt out please follow the link below:

https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/manage-your-choice/

Or alternatively you can print off THIS FORM and email it to enquiries@nhsdigital.nhs.uk

Or post to:

National Data Opt Out
Contact Centre
NHS Digital
HM Government
7 and 8 Wellington Place
Leeds
LS1 4AP