College update on patient data proposals – GPDPR

On 28 May, the RCGP and BMA wrote to NHS Digital about the GP Data for Planning and Research Programme, urging them to communicate more fully with patients and inform them of their options.

You can read the letter (PDF file, 329 KB).

Discussions around next steps for the programme are ongoing and we are awaiting a formal response to our letter but will now be escalating our concerns.

Further information

(For media only)

RCGP Press office – 020 3188 7633/7494/7574
Out of hours: 020 3188 7659

Notes to editor

The Royal College of General Practitioners is a network of more than 52,000 family doctors working to improve care for patients. We work to encourage and maintain the highest standards of general medical practice and act as the voice of GPs on education, training, research and clinical standards.