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May 2020

Charges apply for data applications including COVID19-related data requests.

To support the response to the coronavirus outbreak, NHS Digital has been asked to establish a central collection of GP patient data for COVID-19 purposes for the duration of the coronavirus emergency period, under the COVID-19 Public Health Directions 2020 (COVID-19 Direction). More information about this requirement is contained in the Data Provision Notice (https://digital.nhs.uk/about-nhs-digital/corporate-information-and-documents/directions-and-data-provision-notices/data-provision-notices-dpns/gpes-data-for-pandemic-planning-and-research) published on 14 May 2020. Access to GPES Data for Pandemic Planning and Research (COVID-19) can now be applied for.

Please be aware that this data set has a specific application process (https://digital.nhs.uk/services/data-access-request-service-dars/gpes-data-process-for-assessing-requests) and data is only available for planning and research for COVID-19 purposes. It is not available for any other purposes.  

The first step is to apply via the NHS X front door at covid-19datasharing@nhsx.nhs.uk attaching Form E to the email prior to completing your application on DARS online.