General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR)

NHS Digital’s daily collection of GP data will support vital health and care planning and research.

You may have read in the press about “General Practice Data for Planning and Research” (GPDPR). 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 patients data reduces the amount of work GP practices have 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.
NATIONAL DATA – this will allow the data to be shared with NHS Digital, but stops any data going further than that.
Remember in both instances, the data isn’t identifiable to you.
To opt out of Type 1: complete the form here and return it to us (by email or in hard copy). We will then add the information to your medical record.
To opt out of National Data, visit the NHS website or use the NHS App.
For more information on GPDPR click here

For information on how we share data, please see our Data Sharing Policy.

To opt out, you must complete the required opt out form and return it to the surgery –

  • Either by dropping off a signed paper copy at the surgery
  • Email us a photo of the signed form to [email protected]

A copy of the Type 1 opt out form can be downloaded here:

Other Sources of Information

Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

New NHS complaints information