NHS Digital released a statement last month regarding the launch of the new system they will be using to collect GP data, called the General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) service. The statement highlights that NHS Digital will only share data with organisations who have a legal basis and meet strict criteria to use it for local, regional and national planning, policy development, commissioning, public health and research purposes. They have also developed a public advice webpage to explain how and why the data is being used.
SECONDARY USE OF GP DATA OPT OUT 08.06.2021
If you wish to opt-out of any potential secondary use of your GP data please download and complete the form we have here Type_1_opt-out_letter
Please note that this is for medical data which may be shared with third parties. Your Summary Care Record will not be affected by this and will still be shared with hospitals and other NHS care providers only, unless you want to opt out from that too. Download that here SCRConsentFormApr20_1.2
Please send these forms to the surgery by post or by hand or email to [email protected]