Type 1 opt-out: Medical records held at your GP practice (GPDPR)

General Practice Data for planning and research purposes (GPDPR) currently in the news as Type 1 opt out

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, care planning and research.

It contains information that can personally identify you e.g.

  • name
  • date of birth
  • address
  • NHS Number
  • medical details
  • genetic Information (such as blood samples).

If you do not want your personally identifiable patient data to be shared outside of your GP practice for purposes except your own care, you can register an opt-out with us
This is known as a Type 1 Opt-out.

The NDOO/Type 1 objection will in no way prevent you from taking part in accredited medical research, at your GP surgery/local hospital/other health organisation, where you have given your explicit consent to be involved (i.e. you have been asked first).

They will in no way prevent you from:

If you would like to opt out, please complete the form below and return to the surgery either by hand, post, scan or photograph and email to Voyager General Email

Type 1 Opt out form

For further information about other ways your data is shared, click a link below:
National Data Opt-out
Summary Care Record
Care and Health Information Exchange (CHIE)
EMIS WEB Data Streaming