Understanding the National Data Opt-out

Date28 February 2018
DurationHalf day
Start Time1230
End Time16:00
TypeClassroom based
AudienceGP, GP Trainee, First5, Practice manager, Practice nurse



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This event will provide an introduction to the changes coming in response to the National Data Guardian's review of Data Security, Consent and Opt Outs. The RCGP's Patient Data Choices project will launch a toolkit and various resources to support general practice teams to understand what the national data opt out means for them, guidance so that they can confidently and accurately advise patients about their data sharing options and guidance on how to uphold the national data opt out in relation to their own practice.

This is the first in a series of events that aims to bring individuals working in general practice teams together in order to consult on the resources that have been produced, identify gaps in the guidance and for delegates to ask questions about the changes in relation to their own practice. The Patient Data Choices project is funded by NHS Digital and delivered by the RCGP's Clinical Innovation and Research Centre (CIRC).

VenueWestmead Hotel, Redditch Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B48 7AL
Maximum capacity30
Phone020 3188 7685
ContactRuth Bishop
Faculty/DepartmentMidland Faculty

Course programme

12.30-13.00  Arrival with lunch provided

13.00-13.15  Dr Geoff Schrecker, RCGP Patient Data Choices Clinical Champion, sets our the aims of the day

13.15 - 13.30  RCGP Patient Data Choices Project - Joe Besford, RCGP Innovation Programme Manager, provides an overview of the PDC project and how it will support general practice teams to confidently advise patients on data sharing and to uphold the national data opt-out in their own practice.

13.30 - 14.30  Understanding the National Data Opt-Out - An overview of the changes and requirements of the national data opt-out in the context of general practice. Topics covered will include when an opt-out applies, what it applies to, how it is applied, building trust and patient empowerment, and where this fits within the context of the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This session aims to help set the scene and ensure everyone is fully aware of the implications of the national data opt-out when it is implemented.

14.30 - 14.45  Tea & Coffee Break

14.45 - 15.45  The National Data Opt-Out and My Practice - A facilitated session that will look at aspects of the national data opt-out in more detail. Delegates will work in groups and rotate through different topics and the guidance that the RCGP will provide in its toolkit. Delegates will have an opportunity to ask questions in relation to their own practice and discuss what additional supporting guidance is needed from the RCGP through the PDC project. Findings will be presented back to the room.

15.45 - 16.00  Summary and Close


  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Wi-fi


Dr Geoff Schrecker, Clinical Champion Patient Data Choices

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