General Practice Data for Planning and Research (Type 1 opt out)
This practice is supporting vital health and care planning and research by sharing your data with NHS Digital. For more information about this please click on the link General Practice Data for Planning and Research. This collection will start on 1st July 2021. If you do not want your data to be shared with NHS Digital please register your Type 1 opt out by 23rd June 2021.
NHS Digital will not collect patients’ names or addresses. Any other data that could directly identify patients (such as NHS Number, date of birth, full postcode) is replaced with unique codes which are produced by de-identification software before the data is shared with NHS Digital.
This process is called pseudonymisation and means that patients will not be identified directly in the data. NHS Digital will be able to use the software to convert the unique codes back to data that could directly identify patients in certain circumstances, and where there is a valid legal reason.
If you would prefer that your identifiable patient data is only shared for your own health care purposes, you can opt-out by registering a Type 1 Opt-out or a National Data Opt-out, or both. Read more about these here. Your individual care will not be affected if you opt-out using either option (or both).
A Type 1 opt out has to be registered by your Practice; please let us know if you want to register a type 1 opt out by completing this form
A National Opt out can be done without contacting your practice, at https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/