National Digital Data Sharing

You may have heard or read in the media about NHS Digital Data Sharing.

The NHS needs data about the patients it treats in order to plan and deliver its services and to ensure that care and treatment provided is safe and effective. The General Practice Data for Planning and Research data collection will help the NHS to improve health and care services for everyone by collecting patient data that can be used to do this.

The Ridgeway Surgery plan to support this research by securely sharing your data with NHS Digital when collection begins on 1 September 2021.

See the Practice Privacy Notice to help you make an informed decision.

If after reading the guidance, you want to make a Type 1 Opt Out, please contact the surgery to complete a Type 1 opt out form, once completed we can code your records to prevent information being shared. Please note this will only record a Type 1 Opt Out. Should you not want any data to be shared, you must also go online to NHS Digital or telephone 0300 303 5678 to register your National Data Opt Out preference.


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