General Practice Data for Planning & Research (GPDPR) Update
The current NHS Digital (NHSD) extract of GP data for Research purposes (known as the GPDPR) has been delayed due to NHSD wishing to review the way in which this data will be collected, to conduct more public involvement and information about the plans and change the way in which patients can opt out of the extract of their GP data.
Currently the only way to opt out is to complete a Type 1 opt out form and return this to the practice by the 1st September. However, this extract will not be taken until the NHSD have changed the way it will take the data and respect the patient’s choice for using their data. NHSD are introducing the following changes to the opt out process which will mean that patients will be able to change their opt-out status at any time::-
- Patients do not need to register a Type 1 opt-out by 1st September to ensure their GP data will not be uploaded.
- NHS Digital will create the technical means to allow GP data that has previously been uploaded to the system via the GPDPR collection to be deleted when someone registers a Type 1 opt-out.
- The plan to retire Type 1 opt-outs will be deferred for at least 12 months while we get the new arrangements up and running and will not be implemented without consultation with the RCGP, the BMA and the National Data Guardian.
This means that you can opt out at any time in the future and NHSD will delete data that they already have taken for research purposes, the deadline of the 01/09/2020 has been delayed until a new system of opt out is developed. Hopefully, this will be a simple centralised approach via the NHS app or NHS website to avoid paper form and administration work for your GP.
We will update you when we know more about the NHSD plans to change how you can control who has access to your data.
How do I opt out?
Fill in the opt-out form - Type 1 form.docx
- Hand it in to the surgery
- Post it to the surgery,
- Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
One Health and Care - NOW LIVE
Did you know? From summer 2021, everyone’s health and social care records in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin will be available on the new integrated care record ‘One Health and Care’.
Completely confidential and secure, it’s designed to help doctors, nurses and other registered health and social care professionals directly involved in your care to make better, safer decisions.
The information that they will be able to see includes:
· Your name, date of birth, sex, address, telephone number, NHS number
· The name of your GP Practice and GP
· Medications, allergies, ongoing and historic conditions, immunisations and diagnoses
· Test results, hospital referrals, admissions, discharges and clinics attended
· Social and mental health information and care plans
Sensitive information such as attendance at sexual health clinics, fertility treatment records, and records relating to gender reassignment will not be included.
During summer 2021, all GP practices within Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin will have access to One Health and Care along with the following organisations:
· Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust
· Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
· Shropshire Council (Social care)
· Telford & Wrekin Council (Social care)
· Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
· Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
If you’re happy for your records to be available on One Health and Care to health and social care professionals, you don’t need to do anything. Alternatively, if you wish to object, please complete the attached opt-out form below. If you are unable to print this, please contact your GP surgery to collect a copy.
For more information, contact: