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Data Opt Out Information

Patient data from GP medical records kept by GP practices in England is used every day to improve health, care and services through planning and research, helping to find better treatments and improve patient care. The NHS is introducing an improved way to share this information - called the General Practice Data for Planning and Research data collection.  NHS Digital has been directed by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to collect and analyse data from GP practices for health and social care purposes including policy, planning, commissioning, public health and research purposes. 

 

If you DO NOT want your identifiable patient data (which will be pseudonymised) 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. These opt-outs are different and they are explained in more detail on the link below

https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/data-collections-and-data-sets/data-collections/general-practice-data-for-planning-and-research 

Type 1 Opt Out:

The collection of data will start on 1st July, 2021 so if you DO NOT want your data to be shared with NHS Digital please complete the Type 1 Opt Out Form and forward it to the Practice by 1st September, 2021.

 

Paper forms are available at the Practice if you do not have access to a computer to process your request on-line

NHS GUIDANCE:

The Government and the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation ( JCVI ) announced on Friday ( 14th May 2021 ) that second dose appointments will be brought forward from 12 to 8 weeks for those aged 50 and over and who have yet to received theirs.

Nobody needs to contact the NHS

Those who have their second dose booked in the next ten days, up to and including 24th May, should attend their appointment as planned.

People who should have their second dose brought forward do not need to contact the NHS. The NHS will let them know when they can rebook

 

Over 50s change in timings (20th May)

The Government announced that second dose appointments will be brought forward from 12 to 8 weeks for over 50s. Those who have their second dose booked in the next ten days, up to and including 24 May, should attend their appointment as planned. People who should have their second dose brought forward do not need to contact the NHS. You will be contacted.

The British Society for Immunology

The British Society for Immunology has produced a guide on vaccinations for Covid-19 which explains how vaccines work and answers common questions as well as providing up-to-date information on the current approved Covid-19 vaccination in the UK.  The guide can be accessed by going to guide to vaccinations for COVID-19

High Call Volume

Please be aware that at this time we are experiencing extremely high call volumes. Please submit your medical enquiry via the Appointments & eConsult page. If your medical query is urgent please call 111.

We thank you at this very busy time.

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