General Practice Transparency Notice Data for Pandemic Planning and Research (COVID-19)

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We have received many queries regarding press releases concerning your data and concerns you may have.   We have recently updated our privacy policy recently to include the following information.   You can read the full privacy notice here https://www.wistariaandmilford.nhs.uk/polices/privacy-notice/

As you are aware, the health and social care system is facing significant pressures due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Health and care information is essential to deliver care to individuals, to support health, social care and other public services and to protect public health. Information will also be vital in researching, monitoring, tracking and managing the coronavirus outbreak. In the current emergency it has become even more important to share health and care information across relevant organisations. This practice is supporting vital coronavirus planning and research and is sharing your data with NHS Digital, the national safe haven for health and social care data in England. For more information about how NHS Digital will use your data please see the NHS Digital Transparency Notice for GP Data for Pandemic Planning and Research (COVID-19).

General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR)Purpose: Patients personal confidential data will be extracted and shared with NHS Digital in order to support vital health and care planning and research. Further information can be found here  

Patients may opt out of having their information shared for Planning or Research by applying a National Data Opt Out or a Type 1 Opt Out.  Details of how to Opt Out can be found on our Privacy Notice.  For the National Data Opt Out patients are required to register their preference below. https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/    

For Type 1 Opt Out they can complete the form and return it to their registered practice for action by the 1 September 2021. https://nhs-prod.global.ssl.fastly.net/binaries/content/assets/website-assets/data-and-information/data-collections/general-practice-data-for-planning-and-research/type-1-opt-out-form.docx    

Legal Basis : The legal basis for this activity can be found at this link : General Practice Data for Planning and Research: NHS Digital Transparency Notice – NHS Digital  

Processor: NHS Digital