Opt Out - Data Sharing for Patients - the General Practice Data for Planning and Research Service

18th Jun

Data Sharing for Patients - the General Practice Data for Planning and Research Service

Opt Out

https://medconfidential.org/how-to-opt-out/

 

"Type 1" Opt-Outs

 

Patients may have heard about the deadline for recording a "Type 1" data opt out with their GP surgery. This deadline is 23rd June 2021.

To find out more, including how to record a Type 1 Opt-Out, please visit:

 

https://medconfidential.org/how-to-opt-out/

This website has further information about the Opt-Out, plus a downloadable form to complete and return to the surgery. If you cannot download or print a form at home, you can telephone NHS Digital on 0300 303 5678 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) or email enquiries@nhsdigital.nhs.uk at any time.

Information for patients from NHS Digital

 

Data Sharing for Patients - the General Practice Data for Planning and Research Service

General Practice Transparency Notice for sharing Data for Planning and Research (Replacement for GPES)

NHS Digital collected patient data from general practices using a service called the General Practice Extraction Service (GPES), which has operated for over 10 years and now needs to be replaced.

Patient data collected from general practice is needed to support a wide variety of research and analysis to help run and improve health and care services. Whilst the data collected in other care settings such as hospitals is valuable in understanding and improving specific services, it is the patient data in general practice that helps us to understand whether the health and care system as a whole is working for patients.

In addition to replacing what GPES already does, the General Practice Data for Planning and Research service will also help to support the planning and commissioning of health and care services, the development of health and care policy, public health monitoring and interventions (including coronavirus (COVID-19) and enable many different areas of research.

For more information about this see the GP Practice Privacy Notice for General Practice Data for Planning and Research.