Sharing of Data

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As of 1st October 2021 your data will be shared with NHS Digital to help improve health, care and services

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 will collect, analyse, publish and share this patient data to improve health and care services for everyone.

This includes:

  • Informing and developing health and social care policy
  • Planning and commissioning health and care services
  • Taking steps to protect public health (including managing and monitoring the coronavirus pandemic)
  • In exceptional circumstances, providing you with individual care
  • Enabling healthcare and scientific research
  • Any data that NHS Digital collects will only be used for health and care purposes. It is never shared with marketing or insurance companies.

If you have already registered a Type 1 Opt-out with your GP practice your data will not be shared with NHS Digital.

If you wish to register a Type 1 Opt-out with your GP practice before data sharing starts with NHS Digital, this should be done by downloading a Type 1 Opt-out form and returning this to your GP practice to allow time for processing it. If you have previously registered a Type 1 Opt-out and you would like to withdraw this, you can also use the form to do this. You can send the form by post or email to your GP practice or call 0300 3035678 for a form to be sent out to you.

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

If you do not want NHS Digital to share your identifiable patient data (personally identifiable data in the diagram above) with anyone else for purposes beyond your own care, then you can also register a National Data Opt-out.

You can register to book appointments, get repeat medication and view items such as allergies or immunisations through our online facility just click the link below and follow the instructions

EMIS ACCESS service just click on the link Patient Access and follow the instructions.

To register for online prescription please call our prescription line who will take you through the process 0191 5653519 or call the Practice Deerness Park 0191 565 8849 and 0191 519 3222.

As a Practice we feel it is important to ensure receive the best care at the right time by the most appropriate person, this may be a Nurse, Matron or another allied health professional.

To help us ensure you have a complete health care package we are working with Sunderland Clinical commissioning Group as part of a major program that integrates your health care across all provides and as such we will, when appropriate, share your information with care professional’s. your rights with regards to sharing your information can be read by accessing the document below.