Your health records contain confidential patient information, which can be used to help with research and planning. If you would like this to stop, you can opt out of this yourself or on behalf of someone else. For example, if you are a parent or guardian of a child under the age of 13.
Health and care staff may use your confidential patient information to help with your treatment and care. For example, when you visit your GP, they may look at your records for important information about your health.
Confidential patient information is also used to:
- plan and improve health and care services
- research and develop cures for serious illnesses
You can stop your confidential data being used for research and planning. Your confidential patient information will still be used for your individual care. Any choice you make will not change this.
For more information and to opt out go to the your data matters website.
On Wednesday 12 April, NHS Digital issued a Data Provision Notice (DPN) to all practices notifying them of their intention to begin extracting data as part of the GP Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) programme. GPDPR is the successor to the GP Extract Service (GPES) and it is a legal requirement for practices to comply with the DPN.
If you wish to opt out you will need to complete opt-out form 1 and hand back to the Practice Manager or email a copy firstname.lastname@example.org