Please be aware that the UK Government has issued a direction to NHS Digital- the IT provider for the NHS, to collect data for research and development purposes from GP Practices. When NHS Digital does this, a ‘Data Provision Notice’ is issued under the Health and Social Care Act 2012, Section 259.

As GP Practices, we are legally obliged to comply with the latest data provision notice for Research and Planning: General Practice Data for Planning and Research – NHS Digital

If you do not wish for your information to be used in this direction, there is an opt out form available found here: Make your choice about sharing data from your health records – NHS (

We would like to thank you for your understanding of the limited time scales in which we are working within. If you have any further questions regarding this sharing of data, please let the Surgery know.

Many thanks,

West Heath Surgery


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