Practice Information

NHS Digital Data Sharing - National Data Opt Out Information

You may have heard or read in the media about NHS Digital Data Sharing. The NHS needs data about the patients it treats in order to plan and deliver its services and to ensure that care and treatment provided is safe and effective.

The General Practice Data for Planning and Research data collection will help the NHS to improve health and care services for everyone by collecting patient data that can be used to do this. Tudor House Medical Practice plan to support this research by securely sharing your data with NHS Digital when collection begins on 1 September 2021.

To help you to make an informed decision about data sharing and to see the GP Practice Privacy Notice, please click on the link Privacy Policy

As a simple explanation - A type 1 opt out prevents information being shared outside a GP practice for purposes other than direct care. A type 2 opt out prevented information being shared outside NHS Digital for purposes beyond the individual's direct care.

If after reading the guidance, you want to make a Type 1 opt out, please complete the opt-out form and return it to the Practice so that they can update your medical record. Please note this will only record a Type 1 Opt Out.  www.medconfidential.org/how-to-opt-out

Should you not want any data to be shared (Type 2 opt out), you must also go online to NHS Digital or telephone 0300 303 5678 to register your National Data Opt Out preference.

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