General Practice Data for Planning and Research.  

What the data will be used for:

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.

The GPDPR 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 and enable many different areas of research.

The data will be shared from 1 July 2021.** This has been put back by the government to September 2021.

Opting out

If you do not want your identifiable patient data to be shared for purposes except for your own care, you can opt-out by registering a type 1 opt -out or a national data opt-out. Please ask the surgery for a form.