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General Practice Data for Planning and Research

Data Provision Notice to underpin the extraction of General Practice data, for health and social care purposes including planning, policy development, public health, commissioning and research.

Withdrawal of Data Provision Notice

Further to the announcement made 8 June, the implementation of GP Data for Planning and Research has been deferred to provide more time to speak with patients, doctors, health charities and others.

The Data Provision Notice has, therefore, been withdrawn and no action is required by GP practices or GP system suppliers in response to it.

Overview

NHS Digital currently fulfils its statutory duties to collect secondary uses data from general practices through the General Practice Extraction Service (GPES)

In 2014, a National Audit Office (NAO) review of GPES found that the service was inefficient and costly but fulfilled a necessary requirement and should be replaced and improved. A subsequent Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearing in Parliament upheld and supported these findings. 

In order to provide for the phased replacement of GPES, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has directed NHS Digital to establish an information system to collect and analyse General Practice data for health and social care purposes including planning, policy development, public health, commissioning and research.

The Data Provision Notice, below, sets out our legal obligations in respect of data collection, analysis, dissemination and publication. The Notice also describes how we will handle all Type 1 Opt-outs which have been registered by patients with their individual General Practice.


Scope

This Notice is served on:

  • General Practices in England

Legal basis


Period

Data will be extracted on a daily basis.


Read the Data Provision Notice and supporting Data Model


Patient information

Review the following to see more information  about how patient data will be used:

Last edited: 19 July 2021 1:00 pm