National data opt-out – deadline 23 August 2021


The data extraction switch-on previously scheduled for 1 July has now been delayed until September.

NHS Digital has been collecting anonymised data from GP practices for research purposes for years.  On 1 September a new, daily, data collection process will begin. You can find out more about this on the NHS Digital website. You may not want your identifiable patient data to be shared for purposes except for your own care.  If this is the case, you can opt out by registering a Type 1 Opt-out.

If you do not want your data to be shared with NHS Digital please register your Type 1 Opt-out with the surgery by 23 August 2021.

The data held in your GP medical records is shared with other healthcare professionals for the purposes of your individual care. It is also shared with other organisations to support health and care planning and research.

You can register a Type 1 Opt-out, for yourself or for a dependent (if you are the parent or legal guardian of the patient), by completing the Opt Out Form on our webpage or downloading the form from the link below. Forms should be returned to the surgery before the deadline of August 23rd 2021.


More information about this matter can be viewed on the NHS Digital website here

Published: Jun 16, 2021