General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) and the Defence Health Record – No Defence data will be transferred to the GPDPR system.
There has been coverage about the GDPDR and the sharing of health data in the media recently. The Defence Health Record is held within a system called Defence Medical Information Capability Programme (DMICP). There are many different information exchanges between DMICP and NHS Systems. This information is only shared when required for direct care to an entitled patient (MoD personnel, entitled families, overseas care provision) or if there is a lawful basis to do so (e.g. Court Orders, Data Subject Rights etc)
The data would only be exchanged for the following reasons:
- Provide information to make health decisions made by care professionals with, and for you;
- Make sure your care is safe and effective;
- Work with others providing you with care
However, there is no link between the new GPDPR system being used by civilian medical practices and the NHS to any MoD capability. No Defence data will be transferred to the GPDPR system.