GPDPR – General Practice Data for Planning and Research
This service replaces General Practice Extraction Service (GPES)
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.
If you have previously opted out of this service you may wish to inform the practice of this by email (LAMCCG.firstname.lastname@example.org) so that we can clarify this is marked on your record. You can also fill in the opt out forms below again for the replaced service.
If you don’t 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, or both. These opt-outs are different and they are explained in more detail below. Your individual care will not be affected if you opt-out using either option.
NHS Digital is the national custodian for health and care data in England and has responsibility for standardising, collecting, analysing, publishing and sharing data and information from across the health and social care system, including general practice.
This data will be shared from 1 July 2021. Data may be shared from the GP medical records about:
NHS Digital collects, analyses, publishes and shares health and care data safely, securely and appropriately as part of our statutory functions.
More information for patients and the public about how NHS Digital is processing GP data to support health and care, including our legal basis and your choices can be found in NHS Digital’s GP Data for Planning and Research Transparency Notice.