General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR)

GP Data for Planning and Research

NHS Digital has been collecting data from GPs through its trusted General Practice Extraction Service. This system is now being replaced with their new General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) service, a broader general-purpose collection which will enable faster access to pseudonymised patient data for planners and researchers.

More detailed information can be found via NHS Digital, including the process of how you can opt out.

Data collection will start on 1st September 2021, if you do not want your data shared with NHS Digital this should be done by returning this form to your GP practice by 1st September 2021 to allow time for processing it. You can send the form by post or email to your GP practice or call 0300 3035678 for a form to be sent out to you.

Instruction is also attached to inform patients how they can Opt Out, via the NHS App.

If you have the NHS App you are able to view and change your preference in the NHS App:

  • Go to ‘Your health’
  • Select ‘Choose if data from your health and care records is shared for planning and research’
  • Select ‘Make your choice’
  • Review the information on the page, then select ‘Start now’
  • View your preference, then select ‘Change’ if you want to change it
  • Update your choice, then select ‘Submit’

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