NHS Digital Data Sharing




We would like to reassure our patients that the proposed extraction of GP data by NHS Digital does NOT include any patients registered with this practice or in NHS Scotland.  NHS Digital provide services in England so are not able to access any data held in Scotland.  You are not required to opt out as your data is already safe.  We take patient confidentiality extremely seriously and safeguards are in place to protect this, including when data is used for research. 

Further information on how NHS Scotland handles your personal information is on the NHS Inform website

National Services Scotland are the organisation who are responsible for projects that affect all health boards in Scotland, like data sharing for national systems.  If patients are concerned about sharing taking place nationally, they can contact:

NSS Data Protection Officer
>Gyle Square
1 South Gyle Crescent
EH12 9EB

Tel: 0131 275 6000

Email:  nss.dataprotection@nhs.scot

Published: Jul 2, 2021