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.
- date of birth
- 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:
- Giving blood
- Joining the NHS Organ Donor Register
- Signing up to the Anthony Nolan register to donate your blood stem cells or bone marrow
- Donating your DNA for medical research – with your permission
- “Donating your Data” for medical research – with your permission
- Contributing to UK Biobank – with your permission
- Joining the 100K Genomes project – with your permission
- Taking part in clinical drug trials
- Joining dementia research
- Donating your brain for medical research – with your permission
- Donating your body to medical science after your death
- Donating your hair (to make a real wig for children/young adults)
- Giving money (in a tax-efficient way) to any medical charity of your choosing
- Being contacted by your GP to invite you to take part in any research
- Granting researchers access to your medical records, or information extracted from your medical records – with your permission
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
For further information about other ways your data is shared, click a link below:
National Data Opt-out (Type2)
Summary Care Record
Care and Health Information Exchange (CHIE)
EMIS WEB Data Streaming