Type 1 Opt Out (Data Sharing) / National Data Opt Out
The Government has decided it will collect, process, analyse and disseminate your GP data for Planning and Research Direction 2021.
The patient data will be extracted from GP systems on a daily basis; data will be encrypted and pseudonymised.
As this is a statutory obligation, practices are legally obliged to share this data. Click HERE to learn more about what the government says.
You do not need to do anything if you are happy for your data to be shared in this manner.
If you as a patient want to opt out of your data being shared, apart from information used for your direct care, you have the option of registering a Type 1 Opt Out or a National Opt Out or both. To opt out of the National Data Opt Out - Please visit https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/ or telephone 0300 303 5678 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
If you wish to register your Type 1 Opt Out choice, you will need to print a form, sign it with your preferred option and then send it back to the surgery by post or email it to email@example.com If you do not have access to a computer or printer then you can collect a form from the front lobby of the surgery. You can download the form HERE
Following campaigns by both General Practice and the Public - the deadline for Opt Out Submissions has been suspended indefinitely. Please continue to hand/send in your opt out forms and we shall continue to code this on your medical record.
PLEASE DO NOT TELEPHONE THE SURGERY IF YOU HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS AS WE WISH TO KEEP THE PHONE LINES OPEN FOR PATIENTS NEEDING DIRECT CARE
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ARE AVAILABLE BELOW:
The government has directed NHS Digital (the national provider of data analysis for the NHS) to permanently access you and your family’s GP medical records.
What this means is that NHS Digital will have access to your personal care records, including:
- Data about your medical conditions, diagnoses, symptoms, observations, GP encounters / appointments, test results, medications, allergies, referrals, recalls and information about your physical, mental and sexual health
- Data on your sex, ethnicity and sexual orientation
- Data about staff who have treated patients such as yourself
NHS Digital state that your information will be used to:
- Research the long-term impact of coronavirus on the population
- Analyse healthcare inequalities
- Research and develop cures for serious illnesses
You can learn more about what NHS Digital has to say about General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) here including
- Why NHS Digital collects general practice data
- What the data will be used for
- What data is shared
- Opting out which includes Type 1 opt out (opting out of NHS Digital collecting your data) as well as National Data Opt-out (opting out of NHS Digital sharing your data)
- How NHS Digital make data available
- Additional information for patients and the public
Once NHS Digital has access to your personal medical information, they will have that information saved permanently. This means that it will also be possible for them to sell your personal confidential information to private organisations if they chose to do so.
Peterloo Medical Centre aims to provide the highest quality healthcare to patients in the Middleton area.
Our Doctors, Nurses and Staff are dedicated to offering a professional service and this surgery website will help to keep you up to date with news and information about our practice.
As well as a source of information about our practice, the staff and services we provide, we hope you will use this website as a useful resource for other health-related information. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like. We can use your ideas to improve our online services and further develop the content of this site
OUR TELEPHONE LINES AND FRONT DOORS ARE OPEN FROM 8AM TILL 6.30PM
|Surgery Opening Times |
Tel: 0161 643 5005
The practice is closed for staff training on the second Thursday of each month from 12.30pm until the following morning.
See the appointments page for full details of our opening and consulting times.
OUR GP SURGERY REMAINS OPEN AND IS HOLDING LOTS OF APPOINTMENTS VIA TELEPHONE. IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS THAT ARE CONCERNING YOU AND YOU CANT EXPLAIN, CONTACT YOUR GP FOR ADVICE. THIS INCLUDES LUMPS, WEIGHT LOSS, BLOOD IN YOUR POO, A CHANGE OF BOWEL HABIT, EXTREME TIREDNESS, PAIN OR COUGHS THAT HAVE LASTED OVER 3 WEEKS, ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE EVER SMOKED. THESE CAN OCCASIONALLY SOMETIMES BE SYMPTOMS OF CANCER AND IT IS IMPORTANT TO DISCUSS THEM WITH YOUR GP IF YOU ARE WORRIED.
The surgery is a part of the Rochdale Health Alliance Federation
Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Primary Care Academy is the vision of Dr Gill Tonge and is commissioned by HMR CCG. The Academy is an innovative solution to addressing the ongoing difficulty in recruiting, developing and retaining GPs, Practice Nurses and Primary Care Staff in Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale. For more information visit https://hmrpca.co.uk
Seven Day Access Service
The Seven Day Access Service (for Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale) allows patients to have more flexibility in where, when and how they use local health services. The service helps patients who have difficulty in getting to the doctors during usual opening times by having appointments available outside of these hours.
While patients may not get to see their own doctor, the GP or Nurse they do see will have access to the patients medical record (subject to their consent) and the service can provide all of the same services you can access at your GP surgery.
Bardoc, working in partnership with GP Care, provide the Seven Day Access Service at Four Hubs across the borough (listed below)
For more information about the service, click here: 7 Day Access Service
PLEASE TELEPHONE 763 8292 TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT
Monday - Friday
18:30 - 21:00
08:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 13:00
Middleton Health Centre
Unit F1, First Floor
Middleton Shopping Centre
Heywood Phoenix Centre
Pennine Surgery / Littleborough Health Centre
(Site updated 14/09/2021)