NHS Digital’s daily collection of GP data will support vital health and care planning and research.
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. The new data collection reduces burden on GP practices, allowing doctors and other staff to focus on patient care.
You can find more information about the data collection on the NHS Digital website: www.digital.nhs.uk/general-practice-data-for-planning-and-research
This collection will start on 1 July 2021,so if you do not want your data to be shared with NHS Digital please register your Type 1 Opt-out with your GP practice by 23 June 2021.
You can opt-out by filling in the following form: https://bit.ly/3wWdqRs. You can also pick up a paper copy of the document from the practice reception.