Currently the NHS uses and collects patient data for research and audit purposes. This process has been in place for the past 10 years. How this process works is being updated. To find the latest guidance and information see the link below:
General Practice Data for Planning and Research: NHS Digital Transparency Notice
For more detailed information please see:
If you wish to opt out of this process you can do so by managing your choice online. Alternatively call NHS Digital on 0300 303 5678.