As of 1st July 2021 your data will be shared with NHS Digital to help improve health, care and services
Patient data from GP medical records kept by GP practices in England is used every day to improve health, care and services through planning and research, helping to find better treatments and improve patient care. The NHS is introducing an improved way to share this information – called the General Practice Data for Planning and Research data collection.
NHS Digital will collect, analyse, publish and share this patient data to improve health and care services for everyone. This includes:
- Informing and developing health and social care policies
- Planning and commisioning health and care services
- Taking steps to protect public health (including managing and monitoring the coronavirus pandemic)
- In exceptional circumstances, providing you with individual care
- Enabling healthcare and scientific research
Any data that NHS Digital collects will only be used for health and care purposes. It is never shared with marketing or insurance companies.
Type 1 Opt-Out
If you do not want your patient data shared with NHS Digital, you can register a Type 1 Opt-out with us. 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.
Data sharing with NHS Digital will start on 1st July 2021.
If you have already registered a Type 1 Opt-out with your GP practice your data will not be shared with NHS Digital.
If you wish to register a Type 1 Opt-out with your GP practice before data sharing starts with NHS Digital, this should be done by returning this form to us by 23 June 2021 to allow time for processing it. 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 to us or via email to: [email protected]
If you register a Type 1 Opt-out after your patient data has already been shared with NHS Digital, no more of your data will be shared with NHS Digital. NHS Digital will however still hold the patient data which was shared with us 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 (also known as Type 2 Opt out).
For more information about this visit: General Practice Data for Planning and Research: NHS Digital Transparency Notice – NHS Digital
What do you need to do?
Type 1 OPT-OUT – To stop sharing your details with NHS digital (or to opt back in, if you have previously opt’d out)
Complete this form: OPT OUT FORM (or you can complete this to opt back in)
If you cannot download the form please call 0300 303 5678. Please do not call the practice. You can also collect a form from the practice: Hobs Moat Medical Centre, Ulleries Road, Solihull B92 8ED. These forms will be available in the porch area and can be folded and posted into the prescription box.
Type 2 OPT-OUT (Also known as National Data Opt-Out)
If you DO NOT want NHS Digital to share your identifiable patient data with anyone else for purposes beyong your own care, which has already been shared with them (or to opt back in, if you have previously opt’d out)
NOTE: You can only do this via the following ways, as a GP practice we CANNOT opt you out of Type 2 (National Data Opt-out)
You can either:
- Call 0300 303 5678
- or complete the online form via YOUR NHS MATTERS