Deadline for Registering you Opt-Out

If you don’t want your identifiable patient data to be shared for purposes except for your own care, you can opt-out by registering a Type 1 Opt-out.

Following extensive lobbying by the BMA and RCGP, Government announced a delay to the rollout of GPDPR, which amounts to two months, with full rollout now expected on 1 September rather than 1 July.

The data held in your GP medical records is shared with other healthcare professionals for the purposes of your individual care. It is also shared with other organisations to support health and care planning and research.

If you do not want your personally identifiable patient data to be shared outside of your GP practice for purposes except your own care, you can register an opt-out with your GP practice. This is known as a Type 1 Opt-out.

To register a Type 1 Opt-out, for yourself or for a dependent (if you are the parent or legal guardian of the patient) (to Opt-out) you can download the form from the link below and then return it to the surgery before the deadline of June 23rd 2021. You can drop it off or email it to weststreetsurgery@nhs.net.

Type 1 Opt-Out Form

More information about this matter can be viewed on the NHS Digital website here.