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General Practice Data for 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.

It is patient choice on whether you are happy to share your data or not. If you do not wish to share your data you must opt out by the 25th August 2021. You can change your mind at a later date and no extraction will take place from that date but NHS Digital will still hold data extracted before the opt-out date.

Please find more information below which will also direct you how to make your choice.

https://digital.nhs.uk/services/national-data-opt-out

https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/data-collections-and-data-sets/data-collections/general-practice-data-for-planning-and-research/transparency-notice