General Practice Data for Planning and Research: GP Practice Privacy Notice
Under data protection law we must tell you about how we use your personal information. This includes the personal information that we share with other organisations and why we do so. Our main GP practice privacy notice is on our website. This additional privacy notice provides details about the personal information that we are sharing with NHS Digital for its General Practice Data for Planning and Research data collection.
NHS Digital is part of the NHS. It collects, analyses, publishes and shares data to improve everyone’s health and care. Read more about NHS Digital. About NHS Digital
We use the term patient data to refer to personal information in the rest of this notice.
You have a choice
You do not need to do anything if you are happy about how your information is used. If you don’t want your identifiable patient data (personally identifiable data in the diagram above) 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 in the above links. Your individual care will not be affected if you opt out using either option.
To register a Type 1 Opt-out, for yourself or for a dependent (if you are the parent or legal guardian of the patient) click the link above or download the form below and then return it to the surgery.
The deadline for health and care organisations to comply with national data opt-out policy is now 31 July 2022. It has been extended to enable health and care organisations to focus their resources on the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Will choosing this opt-out affect your care and treatment?
No, choosing to opt out will not affect how information is used to support your care and treatment. You will still be invited for screening services, such as screenings for bowel cancer.
What do you need to do?
If you are happy for your confidential patient information to be used for research and planning, you do not need to do anything. To find out more about the benefits of data sharing, how data is protected, or to make/change your opt-out choice visit www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters
Type 1 Opt-out form
Your Data Matters Patient Leaflet