General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR)
Patient data has been collected from practices for a number of years using the General Practice Extraction Service (GPES), the General Pracrice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) is replacing GPES and will help to support the planning and commissioning of health and care services, the development of health and care policy, public health monitoring and interventions and enable different areas of research.
More information about how NHS Digital is processing GP data can be found in NHS Digital's GPDPR Transparency Notice:
There are two different opt-outs:
Type 1 Opt-out - prevent sharing of your practice data with NHS Digital; these were introduced in 2013. NHS Digital will not collect data for patients who are already have a Type 1 opt-out recorded. If you wish to regsiter a Type 1 Opt-out please comlete the form available here
Data sharing with NHS digital will start on 1 September 2021. Please return your form by 25th August 2021 for us to be able to process in time; unfortuantley we will not be able to confirm processing of individual forms.
National Data Opt-out - opting out of NHS Digital sharing your data unless there is a legal exemption to do so. You can find out more and register a National Data Opt-out or change your choice on https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/ or call 0300 303 5678 if you do not have access to the internet.
You must do the National Opt-out through NHS Digtal, this cannot be done at the practice.
Your individual care will not be affected if you opt-out using Type 1 or National Data Opt-out.
Pharmacy Opening times for May Bank Holidays - Monday 3 May and Monday 31 May 2021 can be accessed here:
All NHS services are under severe pressure at the moment, as we look after increasing numbers of patients who are sick with covid-19 and other seasonal illnesses.
We are also delivering the huge and vitally important covid-19 vaccination programme.
So that it can focus on these really important issues, you GP will understandably be prioritising urgent cases.
This means that when you contact your local practice, they will have an initial conversation with you to understand how urgent your health needs are.
If you have an issue that is not urgent, you may to wait longer than usual until your problem or concern can be dealt with.
Do please make sure that you continue to get in touch with us if you need to. This is particularly important if:
· your problem is urgent;
· you have long-term condition that is getting worse
· you are worried about symptoms that might indicate cancer
Please also remember you can call NHS 111 for urgent concerns, and 999 for serious emergencies.
Your local pharmacist can also help with minor complaints
For adults with mental health problems including depression and anxiety, you can refer yourself directly to the local wellbeing service, via their website.
If you’re experiencing a mental health crisis, call this freephone number: 0800 6444 101.
Advice re minor illness: https://www.hct.nhs.uk/children-and-families/minor-illness/
Thank you very much for helping us all manage under these very difficult circumstances.