How Your Information Is Used

The following Privacy Notices explain why the GP practice collects information about you and how that information may be used.

Privacy Notice for Patients – June 21

COVID19 Privacy Notice for Patients – March 2021

The following leaflet also explains how we use your information within the Practice.

Leaflet – How we use your information – Sept 20


General Practice Data for Research (GPDfR)

Latest Update about GPDfR – 20th July 2021

The current NHS Digital (NHSD) extract of GP data for Research purposes (known as the GPDPR) has been delayed due to NHSD wishing to review the way in which this data will be collected, to conduct more public involvement and information about the plans and change the way in which patients can opt out of the extract of their GP data.

Currently the only way to opt out is to complete a Type 1 opt out form and return this to the practice by the 1st September.  However, this extract will not be taken until the NHSD have changed the way it will take the data and respect the patient’s choice for using their data.  NHSD are introducing the following changes to the opt out process which will mean that patients will be able to change their opt-out status at any time::-

  • Patients do not need to register a Type 1 opt-out by 1st September to ensure their GP data will not be uploaded.
  • NHS Digital will create the technical means to allow GP data that has previously been uploaded to the system via the GPDPR collection to be deleted when someone registers a Type 1 opt-out.
  • The plan to retire Type 1 opt-outs will be deferred for at least 12 months while we get the new arrangements up and running and will not be implemented without consultation with the RCGP, the BMA and the National Data Guardian. 

This means that you can opt out at any time in the future and NHSD will delete data that they already have taken for research purposes, the deadline of the 01/09/2020 has been delayed until a new system of opt out is developed.  Hopefully, this will be a simple centralised approach via the NHS app or NHS website to avoid paper form and administration work for the GP practice.

We will update you when we know more about the NHSD plans to change how you can control who has access to your data.

About the GDPfR

This practice is supporting vital health and care planning and research by sharing your data with NHS Digital. For more information about this see the GP Practice Privacy Notice for General Practice Data for Planning and Research.

The following letter explains GPDfR in more detail and how you can opt out of sharing your data if you wish to:

GPDfPR letter to patients -June 2021

A pictorial diagram explaining the difference between a Type 1 Opt-out and a National Opt out can be found here:

GPDfR Opt-out Flowchart

The Type 1 Opt-out form is available here, please return the form to [email protected] or by post to any of our surgeries:

Type one Opt-out-Form

Patients can click here to contact us online