NHS Digital to collect patient data and medical records from 1st September

11th June 2021

From 1st September 2021, NHS Digital will begin collecting patient data and medical records from GP Practices in England. To find information on what data will be collected and what it will be used for, please visit NHS Digital website. Patients who wish to opt out can find out how to do so via the NHS Digital website National data opt-out page.

The plans for the data sharing have been reported in the news in recent days including the BBC. You can read their article below:


Originally planned to begin on 1st July, the start of the data collection has now been deferred until 1st September.

Healthwatch England’s response to the new GP data-sharing system being delayed can be found here.

If you need any further information or signposting, please get in touch.