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NHS Data Collection - Opting Out

Posted on June 3rd, 2021

You may have seen information posted in the news and on social media about your GP data being extracted for NHS Digital use. You do not need to submit a form to us to express your wishes regarding your data – simply click the link here and follow the instructions at the ‘Start Now’ point to record your preference.  You will need your NHS number – you can find this by clicking this link

Please note however, there is a lot of misinformation on social media about what this data will include and how it will be used.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • There is no 30 September deadline for opting out of sharing your data. You can opt out at any time.
  • NHS Digital will never sell your data.
  • There are strict rules about how NHS can use your data. It’s only shared securely and safely.
  • Shared data helps the NHS. It has been used to find the first treatment for coronavirus and for vaccine research.

See also for reasons why your data may be shared outside of this opt out process.

For more information visit

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

New regulations came into force on 25th May 2018 with regards to data protection.  To comply with these regulations we have updated our Patient Privacy Notice and Under 16s Privacy Policy.  Please click on the links below to view these documents:

Patient Privacy Notice

Under 16s Privacy Policy

My Care Record

My Care Record allows health and care professionals directly involved in your care access information about your health and treatment.  Please click on the links below for further information and/or for an opt out form.  Opt out forms should be returned to reception for processing. 

My Care Record

MCR opt out form

NHS Medicines Shortage Issues

Please click here for details for patients regarding the situation of unprecedented drugs shortages. 

If you wish to contact the surgery urgently

If you wish to contact the surgery urgently, please either telephone 01923 262363 or come up to the surgery between 08:00 and 18:30 on any weekday.  Please do not email or send a letter as this would take us longer to attend to your needs. 


GP appointments are available 7 days a week in Watford and Three Rivers.  Patients registered with a GP practice in either Watford or Three Rivers can make an appointment to see a GP at the weekend, Saturdays 9am - 1pm and 2pm-5pm, on a weekday evening.  

During these appointments your health record may be accessed and viewed by clinical staff other than your GP or a GP at your practice.  Please be assured that your confidentiality will be maintained. 

Please ask the receptionist for further details and to book an appointment.  PLEASE NOTE: the phone lines will not be open during these extra clinics.


To cancel your appointment ring 01923 272702 to leave a message on our dedicated answerphone.

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