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Data sharing 2021

Your data will be shared with NHS Digital to help improve health, care and services. There is no cut off date for data collection opt out. Your health records contain a type of data called confidential patient information. This data can be used to help with research and planning. You can choose to stop your confidential patient information being used for research and planning. 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.

If you’re happy with your confidential patient information being used for research and planning YOU DO NOT NEED TO DO ANYTHING.

Any choice you make will not impact your individual care. Please click on the link to find out more and opt out if you wish to.




Type 1 OPT-OUT – to stop sharing your details with NHS digital (or to opt back in, if you have previous opt’d out):

If you wish to choose Option 1 (NHS digital opt out)please complete form below and return to the GP surgery either via post or email to

Type 2 OPT-OUT (Also known as National Data Opt-out) – If you do not want NHS Digital to share your identifiable patient data with anyone else for purposes beyond your own care, which has been already shared with them (or to opt back in, if you have previous opt’d out):

If you wish to choose Type 2 Opt out (also known as National Data Opt-out) you can only do this via the following (as a GP practice we cannot do this) Either: Call 0300 303 5678  or complete the online form via YOUR NHS MATTERS

Flu vaccination 2021

We are sending text links to book your flu jab at The Allendale Centre. If you wish to book, please remember to change the time period to cover our clinics – September 29th or October 13th. You will only be able to book in a slot for your age group as different vaccines are used. The link will be valid for 7 days and you do not need to be signed up for online services to use it. Don’t worry if you can’t book or haven’t received your link yet – we have over 4000 flu jabs to book and will contact you another way.

At the time of writing (3/8/21), we do not know if covid boosters will be offered alongside flu jabs or at another venue.

If we have further instructions/information closer to your appointment, we will contact you by text or letter.


Subject to supply:

All patients aged 65 (by 31st March 2021) will be offered Fluad trivalent vaccine (aTIV).

Eligible patients aged 18 – 64 will be offered Flucelvax quadrivalent vaccine (QIVc)

Both vaccines are supplied by Seqirus

Eligible children (2 – 17) will be offered Fluenz nasal spray. Children offered vaccination because they are school age must have the vaccination at school. If your child is school age AND in an ‘at risk’ category, you can choose to have it given at school or the surgery. Fluenz is supplied centrally by the NHS – appointments will be released when delivery is confirmed.

All eligible patients (age 9+) with an egg allergy will be offered Flucelvax quadrivalent vaccine (QIVc)

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