General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDfR)

You may have heard or read in the media about NHS Digital Data Sharing. The NHS needs data about the 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.

The Corbett Medical Practice plan to support this research by securely sharing your data with NHS Digital when collection begins on 1 September 2021.

To help you to make an informed decision about data sharing please click on the link below.

If you would like to opt out of data sharing from your GP record with NHS Digital then please complete this Type 1 Opt out form (PDF) / Type 1 Opt out form (Word). This can be returned by email to with 'Type 1 Opt-out' in the email's subject line. Alternatively you can return the form in hard copy format to the practice.

Please note that the Type 1 opt-out only prevents data sharing from your GP record and not your hospital, community, mental health and social care records. For more information or to make your choice about national data sharing visit or call 0300 303 5678 

Your data matters to the NHS: Your health and care information is used to help the NHS, Hospitals, Universities and local authorities research new treatments, plan heath service provision and the NHS workforce. Wherever possible anonymised data is used, but sometimes some confidential patient information may be necessary.


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