NHS Digital has announced that “data may be shared from the GP medical records about… any living patient registered at a GP practice in England when the collection started”.

At the end of the article in the link below is how to opt out.


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    This is now on hold according to today's Guardian:

    NHS data grab on hold as millions opt out | NHS | The Guardian

    NHS data grab on hold as millions opt out
    A plan to share GP data was set to launch in September, but an online summer campaign has prompted widespread dissent
  • Deadline is now a week before 1st September, when a hard copy of the form has to be handed in to your GP Surgery..

  • The Alexandra surery has a pile of forms already printed and ready to be filled in.  They are in the reception.


  • Follow this link for a letter you can print out and hand to your GP in order to opt out.

    How to opt out | medConfidential

    How to opt out
  • Susie

    Yes, very worrying. With the US incursion into London GP practices etc, it's a depressing picture.

    I've got the template for the opt-out letter but don't know ghow to post it here so will send it to you for posting.


  • I'm very worried about this and am opting out. There is increasing anxiety about the move to sell our personal medical records and the article below outlines what some GPs are doing to fight it.

    Your medical records are about to be given away. As GPs, we’r...

    Your medical records are about to be given away. As GPs, we’re fighting back | Ameen Kamlana | The…
    GPs in England have been told to hand over all patient data to NHS Digital, says GP Ameen Kamlana
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