Changes to General Practice Data for Planning and Research

The NHS is introducing an improved way to share this information - called the General Practice Data for Planning and Research data collection.

NHS Digital will collect, analyse, publish and share this patient data to improve health and care services for everyone. This includes:

  • informing and developing health and social care policy  
  • planning and commissioning health and care services  
  • taking steps to protect public health (including managing and monitoring the coronavirus pandemic)  
  • in exceptional circumstances, providing you with individual care  
  • enabling healthcare and scientific research  

Any data that NHS Digital collects will only be used for health and care purposes. It is never shared with marketing or insurance companies.


Published: Jun 10, 2021