COVID GP Data Sharing




In light of current challenges and risks posed to health and care services, and to the public, as a result of the COVID pandemic we (OHSEL Integrated Care System Digital Team on behalf of the SEL ICS Partners) are establishing  COVID specific data sharing from GP practices across South East London.

This will enable GP practices, managing on the front line, as well as Integrated Care System Partners, CCG, Borough leaders and other key Health and care professionals working at a London level, to better support the COVID situation and response.

This process has been discussed extensively with key Data Protection Officers representing SEL Primary Care and Practices, the SEL LMC and SEL CCG as well as the OHSEL ICS Digital and IG Team and is being progressed under the COPI notice issued by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care under regulation 3 of The Health Service (Control of Patient Information) Regulations 2002. This provides a clear legal basis for undertaking this data sharing and supporting services and the pandemic.