This practice is supporting vital health and care planning and research by sharing your data with NHS Digital. We are legally obliged to do this by NHS England. For more information about this see the GP Practice Privacy Notice for General Practice Data for Planning and Research-click here.
The following is a video explaining how the NHS uses your data.
This collection will start on 1 September 2021 If you don’t want your identifiable patient data to be shared for purposes except for your own care, you can opt-out by registering a Type 1 Opt-out or a National Data Opt-out, or both. These opt-outs are different and they are explained below. Your individual care will not be affected if you opt-out using either option.
Opting out of NHS Digital collecting your data (Type 1 Opt-out)
If you do not want your identifiable patient data to be shared outside of your GP practice for purposes except for your own care, you can register an opt-out with your GP practice. This is known as a Type 1 Opt-out.
If you wish to register a Type 1 Opt-out with us before data sharing starts with NHS Digital, this should be done by returning the completed form below to us. If you have previously registered a Type 1 Opt-out and you would like to withdraw this, you can also use the form to do this. You can send the form by post or email to us at Lewccg.email@example.com or call 0300 3035678 for a form to be sent out to you.
National Data Opt-out (previously known as Type 2 opting out of NHS Digital sharing your data)
This applies to identifiable patient data about your health, which is called confidential patient information. If you don’t want your confidential patient information to be shared by NHS Digital for purposes except your own care – either GP data, or other data we hold, such as hospital data – you can register a National Data Opt-out.
Click here for more information on how to do this or call 0300 3035678.