GP Data for Planning and Research
NHS Digital recently announced plans to simplify and update the way they collect data from GP practices, and to introduce a new way to use data, known as General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR). Data is requested from GP practices by Data Provision Notices (DPNs) – which GPs are legally required to comply with.
GPDPR will be used for:
- Managing and planning demand for services, such as how many people are diagnosed with particular illnesses
- Analysing the outcomes of services to ensure the health service delivery is getting results
- Recently, managing the pandemic
For GPDPR, data is pseudonymised, so is not directly identifiable, and doesn’t include information like detailed GP notes.
There is a short video here to explain what GPDPR is and how your data will be used: How the NHS uses your patient data from GP practices to improve health and care - YouTube