The Hart Surgery

York Road, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 2DR

Telephone: 01491 843200

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Your Care Records

Data Choices

Your Data Matters to the NHS

Patient data is collected from general practice to support a wide range of research and analysis to help run and improve health and care services.  This is done by the NHS digital who for the last 10 years, used a service called the General Practice Extraction Service (GPES) but will now be replaced by the General Practice Data for Planning & Research.  However, this will also help to support the planning and commissioning of health and care services, the development of health and care policy, public health monitoring and interventions (including coronavirus COVID-19) and enable many different areas of research such as

  1. Research the long-term impact of coronavirus on the population
  2. Analyse healthcare inequalities
  3. Research and develop cures for serious illnesses

1 September 2021

From 1st September 2021 patient data may be shared from the GP medical records from The Hart Surgery about

  • Any living registered patient
  • Any patient who died after 1 September 2021 and was previously registered



You are entitled to ‘opt out’ of having your data shared.  You can do this by completing the ‘opt out’ form here and returning to us  no later than 23rd  August 2021.

If you have previously opted out of having your data shared and you wish to change your mind you can complete the same form and return to us by 23rd August 2021 or indeed at any point when you wish to change our mind.

Information about your health and care helps us to improve your individual care, speed up diagnosis, plan your local services and research new treatments. The NHS is committed to keeping patient information safe and always being clear about how it is used.

Will choosing this opt-out affect your care and treatment?

No, choosing to opt out will not affect how information is used to support your care and treatment. You will still be invited for screening services, such as screenings for bowel cancer.

What do you need to do?

If you are happy for your confidential patient information to be used for research and planning, you do not need to do anything unless you have previously opted out in which case complete the form to opt back in and send it to us.

Please see full details on our Privacy Notice Privacy Policy

For more information please see the NHS Digital Transparency Notice

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  • Monday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Tuesday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Wednesday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Thursday
    07:00 until 18:30
  • Friday
    08:00 until 18:30
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