Patient data is used every day to improve healthcare services through planning and research in England, helping to find better treatments and improve patient care.
It helps to decide what new health and care services are required in a local area, informs clinical guidance and policy, and supports researching and developing cures for serious illnesses, such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
If you do not want your identifiable patient data to be shared outside of your GP practice for purposes except for your own care, you can register an opt-out with your GP practice. This is known as a Type 1 Opt-out.
Please visit General Practice Data for Planning and Research: NHS Digital Transparency Notice – NHS Digital to obtain a form and once completed you can either email this over to us at [email protected] or you can hand this in to reception and we will ensure that your preference is recorded in your medical records.