General Practice Data for Planning and Research Data Collection (GPDfPR) 

As well as using your information to support the delivery of care to you, your data may be used by NHS Digital to help improve the way health and social care is delivered to patients and service users throughout England. From the 1st July 2021, NHS Digital will securely extract your information to provide access to patient data to the NHS and other organisations who need to use it, to improve health and social care for everyone.  

NHS Digital will primarily use your information in a way that does not identify you (your information will be pseudonymised). However, they will be able to use their software to identify you in certain circumstances, and where there is a valid legal reason to do so. NHS Digital may also share your information with third parties such as Local Authorities, primary care networks (PCNs), clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), research organisations, including universities, and pharmaceutical companies.

At the time of publication (May 2021), patients who have a “type 1” opt- out, will  be excluded from this programme and will not have their data extracted for this purpose.  

Further information about GPDfPR can be found here:  

It is a patients choice if they wish to opt out of the NHS Digital data extraction for planning and data purposes. The practice is just informing patients so that you are able to make a decision from the information provided. 

If you do wish to opt out please print and complete the form below and hand into the practice by no later than 23rd June 2021. The practice will ensure the relevant codes and a copy of your opt out form will be on your medical records. 



The practice has been informed that the above has now been moved back until 1st September 2021. This will give patients more time to make a considered decision as to if they wish to opt-out.


Dr Beth Timmins

Unfortunately Dr Beth Timmins has now left Seaton & Colyton Medical Practice, as she & her family have relocated. Dr Timmins has been associated with the practice since 2015 and became a salaried GP in 2019. Dr Timmins has been a very valuable member of the team and will be missed. We wish her all the very best for the future.

We are delighted to announce that Dr James Hill, who some patients may already know as he is a regular GP locum at the practice will be joining as a permanant member of our GP team. 

Dr Hill will be taking over the responsibility of care for Dr Timmins patients. 



National Domestic Violence Helpline

Are you experiencing domestic violence? Do you know of someone who is experiencing abuse and may need help and support?

The 24-hour National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline can be contacted on: 0808 2000 247

The Helpline can give support, help and information over the telephone, wherever the caller might be in the country. The Helpline is staffed 24 hours a day by fully trained female helpline support workers and volunteers. All calls are completely confidential.


Whether it's family difficulties, money problems, or feeling lonely, it can be a difficult time, remember the Samaritans offer a safe place to talk anytime of the day or night

They are available around the clock, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you need a response immediately, it's best to call them on the phone. The number is FREE to call. You don't have to be suicidal to call them. From the UK: 116 123