Cofton Medical Centre

Providing NHS Services

General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR)

The General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) notice is a direction issued by the Government to NHS Digital to collect data for research and development from GP Practices. The GPDPR replaces the General Practice Extraction Service (GPES).

The GPDPR should not be confused with the General Data Protection Regulation which became law in May 2018.

There has been a lot of publicity around this in recent times. As a result of campaigns from different organisations including the British Medical Association (BMA) the first collection has been postponed and there is no set date for the first collection. More information about the delay to starting the data collection is available here. You are still able to opt out from now by completing the Type 1 Opt Out form below. More information about the GPDPR is available on the NHS digital website here.

As a Practice we are legally obliged to comply with the latest data provision notice for Research and Planning. You have the opportunity to opt out of the extraction using the ‘Type 1 Opt Out Form’ below. This must be printed, completed and sent to us at the Practice. The forms are also available from the Practice if you are unable to print them elsewhere.

Please note: If you have already registered a ‘National Data Opt Out’ you will still need to complete an opt out form if you so wish for the GPDPR.