Patient Liaison Committee
There has been a lot of recent publicity surrounding the Collection of GP Data for Planning and Research. This has now been put back till 1st September. Please do not contact the Surgery for more information, it is all available on the NHS Digital website which you can access via the links below.
Important update re NHS data sharing
Your health records contain a type of data called Confidential Patient Information (CPI). This data can be used to help with research and planning. You can choose to stop your CPI being used for this. You can also make a choice for someone else, such as your children under the age of 13. There are strict rules about how NHS can use your data. It's only shared securely and safely. Shared data helps the NHS. It has been used to find treatment for coronavirus and for vaccine research.
If you're happy with your CPI being used for research and planning you do not need to do anything.
Type 1 opt-out: medical records held at your GP practice
If you do not want your CPI to be shared outside of your GP practice for purposes except for your own individual care, you can register an opt-out with your GP practice. This is known as a Type 1 Opt-out. You can find out more at Who we share patient data with.
You can register a Type 1 Opt-out at any time. You can also change your mind at any time and withdraw a Type 1 Opt-out.
Data sharing with NHS Digital will start on 1st September 2021. If you have already registered a Type 1 Opt-out with your GP practice your data will not be shared with NHS Digital.
If you wish to register a Type 1 Opt-out with your GP practice before data sharing starts with NHS Digital, this should be done by returning this form (this link will ask you to download a form) to your GP practice. You can also ask for a form from the Surgery.
If you register a Type 1 Opt-out after your patient data has already been shared with NHS Digital, no more of your data will be shared with NHS Digital. NHS Digital will however still hold the patient data which was shared with us before you registered the Type 1 Opt-out.
Type 2 opt-out: information held by NHS Digital
Previously you could tell your GP practice if you did not want NHS Digital, to share CPI that they collect from across the health and care service for purposes other than your individual care. This was called a type 2 opt-out.
The type 2 opt-out was replaced by the national data opt-out. Type 2 opt-outs recorded on or before 11 October 2018 have been automatically converted to National Data Opt-outs.
National Data Opt-out
If you do not want NHS Digital to share your CPI with anyone else for purposes beyond your own care, then you can also register a National Data Opt-out.
To find out more about National Data Opt-outs and when they apply please go to the National Data Opt-out section (add link)
As I am sure you are all very much aware this pandemic is far from over and the new Delta strain is getting ever closer! Please let us here follow the old rules of social distancing masks handwashing etc and if you are eligible and have not had your vaccine, please make that all important appointment and get jabbed also make sure you turn up for your second jab. Save yourselves and in so doing save others.
As reported in the Burbage News - with the links!