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

The NHS needs data about 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.

Woodsetton Medical Centre plan to support this research by securely sharing your date with NHS Digital when collection begins on 1 September 2021.

To help you make an informed decision about data sharing and to see the GP Practice Privacy Notice, please visit

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.

Download a Type 1 Opt Out form.