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Medical Records: Data Protection

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 13089, tabled on 9 June 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the announcement of the delay until 1 September 2021 of the implementation of the General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) service, what the new date is by which patients can opt out.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

26 July 2021

We confirmed on 19 July that data extraction will not now begin until a number of tests have been met. These include creating the technical means to allow general practitioner data that has previously been uploaded to be deleted when someone registers a type 1 opt-out. For that reason, patients will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out and the dataset will always reflect their current preference.

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