*FURTHER UPDATE REGARDING MASK WEARING IN THE PRACTICE*
The surgery has taken the decision to revert back to mask wearing for both patients and staff. We ask that you wear a face covering whilst you are in our buildings and wearing a mask is no longer personal preference.
Unfortunately, there has been an increase in Covid cases and a number of our staff have been affected. We have made this decision to ensure that we are taking precautions to protect our staff and patients and so that we can keep working. If you are unwell with a sore throat, cough, temperature or stomach upset, please do not attend the surgery unless you have been asked to do so by a clinician. We will happily rearrange appointments if you are unwell.
We hope you understand and thank you for your co-operation.
NHS Digital Data Collection from the Practice - Delayed
The current NHS Digital (NHSD) extract of GP data for Research purposes (known as the GPDPR) has been delayed due to NHSD wishing to review the way in which this data will be collected, to conduct more public involvement and information about the plans and change the way in which patients can opt out of the extract of their GP data.
Currently the only way to opt out is to complete a Type 1 opt out form and return this to the practice by the 1st September. However, this extract will not be taken until the NHSD have changed the way it will take the data and respect the patient’s choice for using their data. NHSD are introducing the following changes to the opt out process which will mean that patients will be able to change their opt-out status at any time :-
- Patients do not need to register a Type 1 opt-out by 1st September to ensure their GP data will not be uploaded.
- NHS Digital will create the technical means to allow GP data that has previously been uploaded to the system via the GPDPR collection to be deleted when someone registers a Type 1 opt-out.
- The plan to retire Type 1 opt-outs will be deferred for at least 12 months while we get the new arrangements up and running and will not be implemented without consultation with the RCGP, the BMA and the National Data Guardian.
This means that you can opt out at any time in the future and NHSD will delete data that they already have taken for research purposes, the deadline of the 01/09/2020 has been delayed until a new system of opt out is developed. Hopefully, this will be a simple centralised approach via the NHS app or NHS website to avoid paper form and administration work for your GP.
We will update you when we know more about the NHSD plans to change how you can control who has access to your data.
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Practice Leaflet - April 2022