Important Notice

General Practice Data for Planning and Research data collection

Type 1 Opt Out

From 1st September 2021 NHS Digital will commence a new data collection initiative to include your complete GP medical record.

Further information can be found on the NHS Digital website here

All GP held patient data will be included in this collection. Church Lane Surgery is legally required to share data with NHS Digital for this purpose under the Health and Social Care Act 2012.  The only exception to this is if a patient has actively chosen to opt out of data sharing. If you do not want your confidential GP held patient information to be used for research and planning, you can choose to opt out. This is known as a Type 1 Opt Out and the surgery must be informed before 1st September 2021.

This opt out form can be downloaded here: Register your Type 1 Opt out preference

Once completed the form can be emailed to or dropped in the surgery mailbox. Please do not telephone the surgery, simply return the completed form.

National Data Opt Out

In addition to your GP medical record data collection, NHS Digital can also collect data from other healthcare providers you have had contact with, for example hospitals, community, mental health and social care records.

If you wish to opt out of this data being used for purposes other than your direct care you must additionally complete this preference online here  This is known as the National Data Opt Out.

If you want to complete a form in order to opt out yourself and children download this form and post to the address as dierceted: National Data Opt Out form Please note we can not action these at the surgery.


You can choose to opt out of either or both of these data collections.


Information from the Care Quality Commission

Our practice is inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to ensure we are meeting essential standards of quality and safety.

This widget provides a summary of the results of the latest checks carried out by the CQC.

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