Pathfields Medical Group, in common with all other GP surgeries in England, will be required to extract and upload a copy of your full (historic) GP record to NHS Digital on July 1st, and daily thereafter. NHS Digital becomes the data controller for all such uploaded information.
NHS Digital will use the uploaded information for purposes beyond direct medical care, so-called “secondary uses”, such as commissioning, planning, population health management, and research.
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.
Further information about the service can be found Collecting GP data – advice for the public – NHS Digital
This collection will start on 1 July 2021 so if you do not want your data to be shared with NHS Digital please register your Type 1 Opt-out with your GP practice by 23 June 2021 by completing and returning the form. Type+1+Opt-out+form