DO YOU WANT TO OPT OUT OF DATA SHARING?
NHS Digital has told GP practices across England that a new programme to extract data from GP IT systems will begin from 1 July. The General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) service will replace the General Practice Extraction Service (GPES) system that has been in place for the past decade.
The overhaul will mean that from 1 July NHS Digital will extract a broad range of patient data from practice systems – including ‘data about diagnoses, symptoms, observations, test results, medications, allergies, immunisations, referrals, recalls and appointments, including information about physical, mental and sexual health; data on sex, ethnicity and sexual orientation; data about staff who have treated patients’.
TO OPT OUT, you must return a Type 1 opt out form to your GP practice by June 23rd 2021. The opt out form is available from the reception desk at Stewart Medical Centre or on the NHS Digital website, which also has more information on the new data collection
Please share this important information so that as many patients as possible have the option to opt out if they wish.