Your health records contain a type of data called confidential patient information. This data can be used to help with research and planning. You can choose to stop your confidential patient information being used for research and planning. You can also make a choice for someone else like your children under the age of 13. NHS Digital will never sell your data. There are strict rules about how NHS can use your data. It’s only shared securely and safely. Shared data helps the NHS. It has been used to find the first treatment for coronavirus and for vaccine research.
If you’re happy with your confidential patient information being used for research and planning you do not need to do anything.
Any choice you make will not impact your individual care. Please click on the below links to find out more and opt out if you wish to do so.
NHS Digital have issued a transparency notice for patients explaining all about the GPDPR extractions here: digital.nhs.uk/general-practice-data-for-planning-and-research/transparency-notice
The above page also has a link to a standard Type 1 opt-out form that patients can complete and send to us. You can download this at: nhs-prod.global.ssl.fastly.net/type-1-opt-out-form.docx
Your opt-out forms can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org delivered by hand to the surgery by 23rd June 2021 to meet the deadline for opting out.