The data held in your GP medical record is shared with other healthcare professionals for the purposes of your individual care.
It is also shared with other organisations to support health and care planning and research. If you do not want your personally identifiable patient data to be shared outside of your GP practice for purposes except your own care you can register a Type 1 Opt-Out. If you would like to register this please print off, complete and return the form below to the surgery.
This prevents any information leaving the surgery clinical system from the date you register your Type 1 Opt-Out with the surgery. NHS Digital propose to extract this information from September, 2021. This, however, does not prevent any information already held by NHS Digital from being used for planning and research. To register for this option which is called the National Data Opt-Out you will need to visit http://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters or telephone 0300 303 5678. Further details and information can be found at https://digital.nhs.uk/your-data/opting-out-of-data-sharing. Please note that a Type 1 Opt-Out cannot be registered via the NHS App.
The NHS App will be available to use as a vaccine passport from Monday 17 May 2021.
A paper version will also be available by calling 119.
You do not need to telephone your GP Practice to ask about the vaccine passport as they are unable to provide vaccine passports and it’s essential we leave phone lines free for people who need medical assistance.
The NHS App is separate to the NHS COVID-19 App, which is used for contact tracing.
You can already use the NHS App to book appointments, repeat prescriptions and see your full medical records.
Your vaccine passport will only show when you have had both doses.
If you don’t have the NHS App, download the NHS App now. It will record when you have had both doses of the vaccine and automatically create a vaccine passport which will be available from Monday 17 May 2021.
If you already have the NHS App, it will record when you have had both doses of the vaccine and automatically create a vaccine passport which will be available from Monday 17 May 2021. You do not need to do anything.
If you have the NHS App and get a message to say you need to contact your GP Practice, this is an extra option to get full access to your medical records in the NHS App. To get access to your full medical records in the NHS App, you need to contact your GP Practice and request access to your detailed coded record. Please avoid calling your GP practice at peak hours when people are trying to book appointments, and if possible email the team. The GP Practice will take appropriate time to action your request. This is completely separate from the vaccination information and will not affect your access to the vaccine passport.
If you are planning to travel, please register to use the NHS App at least two weeks before travelling.
The paper letter should be requested at least five days after a second vaccine, and can take up to five days to arrive so make sure to leave plenty of time if you need it to travel.
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We’re delighted so many of you have been able to get your vaccine. We will continue to intermittently update our vaccination news section here. We are well on track to have vaccinated all over 50s, those aged 16+ vulnerable through health conditions and carers by early April. Please call us directly if you fit the above category but have not had your vaccine.