National Data Opt Out – General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR)

There is currently a lot of discussion on the general topic of data sharing.  You can see our previous posts on our web site here and here.

The new data sharing with NHS Digital that is currently in the news  – General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) – will start on 1 July 2021.

If you do not want your GP patient data shared with NHS Digital for the new data upload, you can register a Type 1 Opt-out with your GP practice. You can register a Type 1 Opt-out at any time and also change your mind at any time and withdraw the Opt-out.  If you have alaready had a Type 1 Opt-Out added to your record, it will still apply and your data will not be shared with NHS Digital.

If you wish to register a Type 1 Opt-out for the first time with us 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 or email to your GP practice or call 0300 3035678 for a form to be sent out to you.

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 before you registered the Type 1 Opt-out.

If you do not want NHS Digital to share your identifiable patient data (personally identifiable data) with anyone else for purposes beyond your own care, then you can also register a National Data Opt-out. You can read more on these external links (not our copyright or text):- www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters    https://medconfidential.org/how-to-opt-out/

Type 1 Opt Form

Type 1 Opt Out Form – PDF Version

Data provision Notice DPN