We need to make you aware of the planned data extraction taking place in the coming weeks from GP systems across England.
Please note the practice has been legally required by the Secretary of State to allow the extraction by NHS Digital and the data is extracted centrally by NHS Digital.
As well as using your information to support the delivery of care to you, your data may be used by NHS Digital to help improve the way health and social care is delivered to patients and service users throughout England. From the 1st July 2021, NHS Digital will securely extract your information to provide access to patient data to the NHS and other organisations who need to use it, to improve health and social care for everyone.
NHS Digital will primarily use your information in a way that does not identify you (your information will be pseudonymised). However, they will be able to use their software to identify you in certain circumstances, and where there is a valid legal reason to do so. NHS Digital may also share your information with third parties such as Local Authorities, primary care networks (PCNs), clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), research organisations, including universities, and pharmaceutical companies.
At the time of publication (May 2021), patients who have a “type 1” opt-out, recorded before 23rd June 2021 will be excluded from this programme and will not have their data extracted.
If an opt-out is registered after the 1st July 2021, data extracted previously will be held and processed by NHS Digital; however no future extraction shall take place.
We will rely on Legal Obligation (Article (6)(1)(c)), Health and Social Care (Article 9(2)(h)) and Public Health (Article (9)(2)(i)) as the legal basis for processing your data for this purpose.
Please note that should you choose to opt-out of this, it will not exclude you from being invited to participate in Research Studies or Clinical Trials that the practice is undertaking, as we carry out these studies and trials in house.