General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR)

The NHS needs data about the patients it treats in order to plan and deliver its services and to ensure that care and treatment provided is safe and effective. The General Practice Data for Planning and Research data collection will help the NHS to improve health and care services for everyone by collecting patient data that can be used to do this.

For more information about how data is used, and how to opt out if you choose to, please see this link:

General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) – NHS Digital

The GPDPR collection will start on 1st September 2021.

If you don’t want your identifiable patient data to be shared for purposes except for your own care, you can opt-out by registering a Type 1 Opt-out or a National Data Opt-out, or both.

  • Type 1 opt-out is done directly through us as your GP Practice using this form, please complete and return to us either in person or by email to [email protected].

You can find out more about and register a National Data Opt-out or change your choice on or by calling 0300 3035678.

If you do not want your data to be shared with NHS Digital please register your Type 1 Opt-out with your GP practice.

If you register a Type 1 Opt-out after this collection has started, no more of your data will be shared. NHS Digital will however still hold the patient data which was shared before you registered the Type 1 Opt-out.

NHS Digital will not collect data from GP practices about patients who have registered a Type 1 Opt-out with their practice. More information about Type 1 Opt-outs is in GP Data for Planning and Research Transparency Notice.

We will collect data from GP medical records about patients who have registered a National Data Opt-out. The National Data Opt-out applies to identifiable patient data about your health, which is called confidential patient information.

There are some further questions and answers available here.