Patient Data Protection – Type 1 Opt Out

Practices are legally required to share data with NHS Digital which is mandated by the Secretary of State.

To comply with data protection obligations, patients need to be aware of how their data will be shared for GPDfPR (General Practice Data for Research and Planning) however patients do have the right to opt out. The start date for data sharing with NHS Digital has been delayed to 1 September 2021.

If you have queries regarding the data collection please visit General Practice Data for Planning and Research: NHS Digital Transparency Notice – NHS Digital. From this page you are also able to download the opt-out form should you want it.

Useful information

If you are unhappy about the data collection and wish to complain or feedback, please visit