The use of GP patient information for planning and research has the power to transform our understanding of what causes ill health and, importantly, what we can do to prevent or treat it and provide better care. The NHS is developing a new, more secure and more efficient way to collect this information, called the General Practice Data for Planning and Research data collection

There is also strict governance processes in place to ensure we only provide controlled access to data to organisations that can clearly demonstrate how the data will be used to benefit patients and society as a whole.  

While the benefits of how patient data is used are understood, using GP data for planning and research is a sensitive area and people have held beliefs about how their data could or should be used. This is why it’s essential that patients and the public understand that they have choices about the way their data is used, and why we must be transparent about the safeguards we have put in place to keep their data safe.

You have a choice. If you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not have to do anything. If you have any concerns or wish to prevent this from happening, please speak to practice staff or download the opt out form below, complete it and return it to the practice

We need to make sure that you know this is happening and the choices you have.

 The NHS GP-DPR website

 Opt Out Form – Download, complete and return to the practice