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GP Data transfer to national database (NHS Digital)
There is an important change underway. From 1 September 2021, medical information held at GP level will be passed to a national database. Data will be anonymised, so that it cannot be traced to individuals and will be used to improve health service provision, track health trends and aid research.
Individuals who do not wish to have their data moved to a national database, must fill in an opt-out form. Any information passed on after 1 Sept cannot be ‘retrieved’, so it is important to act quickly if you intend to opt out.
To find out more of the details and to access the opt-out forms go to
General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) – NHS Digital or speak to your local GP practice.