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General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDfPR) changes from 1st July 2021

As well as using your information to support the delivery of care to you, your data may be used by NHS Digital to help improve the way health and social care is delivered to patients and service users throughout England.  From 1 July 2021, NHS Digital will securely extract your information to provide access to patient data to the NHS and other organisations who need to use it, to improve health and social care for everyone.  

NHS Digital will primarily use your information in a way that does not identify you (your information will be pseudonymised).  However, they will be able to use their software to identify you in certain circumstances, and where there is a valid legal reason to do so.  NHS Digital may also share your information with third parties such as Local Authorities, Primary Care Networks (PCNs), Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), research organisations, including universities and pharmaceutical companies.

At the time of publication (May 2021), patients who have a “type 1” opt- out, will  be excluded from this programme and will not have their data extracted for this purpose.  Further information about GPDfPR can be found here: https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/data-collections-and-data-sets/data-collections/general-practice-data-for-planning-and-research/transparency-notice

 We will rely on Legal Obligation (Article (6)(1)(c)), Health and Social Care (Article 9(2)(h)) and Public Health (Article (9)(2)(i)) as the legal basis for processing your data for this purpose. 

Patient Demographics

We are currently auditing our patient records, including the demographic information held such as contact details, ethnicity, and other data. If we have any data missing from your record, you will receive communication either via text, email or a phone call from the surgery asking you to reply to the text with the requested information. Whilst it is not mandatory to give us this information, it help us and the wider NHS provide the best possible care to you. It is widely recognised that some ethnicities are at higher risk of developing, and experiencing complications from, a variety of conditions. Having an accurate record of each of our patients ethnicities means we can provide more targeted monitoring for those patients at risk.

Ramblers Wellbeing Walks
Walking regularly outdoors is known to benefit our physical, emotional and mental health. Walking and talking come very naturally together and walking in a group can make us feel more connected to each other, reducing loneliness and isolation. It can also improve mood and sleep quality and reduce stress and anxiety. Being in nature or in green spaces has a positive impact on mental health through being in a natural environment and closer to greenery.

Wellbeing Walks (formerly Walking for Health) is England's largest network of free group health walk schemes. Run by Ramblers, we're helping all kinds of people lead a more active lifestyle in a friendly, supportive group. We offer over 1,800 free, short walks every week. 

Puddletown Wellbeing Walks  are supported by Puddletown Surgery. They are free to join and take no longer than an hour.

Where:       Puddletown Surgery  

When:        Every Wednesday at 10.15am for 10.30am start

For further information  contact Puddletown Surgery on 01305 848333. If you would like to join us, you can register by emailing Christine Robertson on christine.m.robertson@hotmail.com.

 

 
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