GPDPR Programme blogs
Keep up-to-date with progress and learn more about key aspects of the programme in our regular blogs.
What we discovered when designing an opt-out service
Andrew Thorne-Marsh, programme manager for GP Data, reflects on the confusion around opting-out of health and adult social care data sharing and examines why it is essential to equip people with clear and accessible information so they can make meaningful choices on how their data is used.
What do GP staff think about data use?
Peter Short, clinical lead for the GP Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) programme, picks out some of the key points from a survey of GP staff about the use of GP data – and explains how it is shaping the programme's thinking.
People don't have time to decode our messages
Lorna Branton, Head of Communications for the programme, says patients and GP staff are clear that the jargon has to stop when we talk about data.
Your NHS data makes a difference
Eva Simmonds, programme head for GP Data, reflects on how NHS data powers the NHS and provides an update on the GP Data for Planning and Research programme.
The past, present and future of our GP data service
Kathryn Salt, Head of Service for Open Data and Publications, describes how the data collected by GPs is being used, how it's helping to save lives and what the challenges are for the future.
Data joins the dots
Dr Marion Mafham, NHS consultant kidney specialist and clinical researcher at the University of Oxford, explains how safe and secure access to GP data would benefit public health research.