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The data held in the GP medical records of patients is used every day to support health and care planning and research in England, helping to find better treatments and improve patient outcomes for everyone. NHS Digital has developed a new way to collect this data, called the General Practice Data for Planning and Research data collection. For more information please see the NHS Digital website.

If you wish to opt out of this data collection please complete the form on the NHS Digital Website which is found under the section headed "Stop your GP surgery from sharing your data".  Please return the form to the surgery.

Note that data held elsewhere in the NHS will still be shared unless you also use the option listed on the NHS Digital Website headed "Stop NHS Digital and other health and care organisations from sharing your data for research and planning".