General Practice Data for Planning and Research




This is a new way that NHS Digital will collect data from the GP record to help plan for future NHS healthcare.

The new way of collecting reduces the amount of work we in the practice have to do to share the information.

Any data collected will be pseudonymised (meaning it can't be identified with an individual).

There are two types of opt out to consider:

  • Type 1 - this stops any data going from the practice to NHS Digital.
  • Type 2 - National Data - this will allow the data to go to NHS Digital, but stops the data going any further than that.

Remember in both instances, the data isn't identifiable to you.

You do not need to do anything if you are happy about how your confidential patient information is used. You can change your choice at any time.

To opt out of Type 1: Complete our type one opt out form and return it to us by 31st August


We will then add the information to your medical record.