I'm guessing quite a number of people here are unaware that your patient data held in doctors' surgeries in England is to become part of a national database called the 'General Practice Data for Planning and Research data collection' from the 1st of July 2021 - unless people Opt-Out of this by downloading and printing out a PDF document, filling it in and then handing this to your GP before the 23rd of June. This will replace the 'General Practice Extraction Service' (GPES), which has been operating for over 10 years. This will also be the biggest data grab in the history of the NHS. https://www.theregister.com/2021/05/13/nhs_data_grab/ The above link also points you to where you can download this PDF file, which I get the impression GPs will not have copies of this for you to fill in ... They have enough on their plate with Covid-19 to deal with, and no doubt the NHS Digital would prefer you NOT to opt-out ... Patients can also Opt-Out of NHS Digital sharing this data with 3rd parties, whilst the Body overseeing who and how this data will be used, has said it will be very careful about who can access this data, but how effective this will turn out to be, I will leave you to decide!