Important Announcement Regarding GP Patient Records

We have been receiving queries with regards to patients asking to “Opt out” via NHS Digital
England. This is due to NHS England patients only having until 23rd June 2021 to apply to opt out
of their GP records being shared with 3rd parties.

Please be aware, this does NOT apply to Welsh residents.

Wales is not extracting GP information in the ways described in England by NHS Digital.

Nothing has changed with regard to record sharing and Information held about Welsh Residents and contained within GP systems is not extracted unless there is a local practice arrangement in place (for instance the practice is participating in a specific research arrangement when patient consent is usually taken) or if unidentifiable information is used for assessing usage of a certain service.

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