Your data will be shared with NHS Digital to help improve health, care and services. There is no cut off date for data collection opt out. Your health records contain a type of data called confidential patient information. This data can be used to help with research and planning. You can choose to stop your confidential patient information being used for research and planning. NHS Digital will never sell your data. There are strict rules about how NHS can use your data. It’s only shared securely and safely. Shared data helps the NHS. It has been used to find the first treatment for coronavirus and for vaccine research.
If you’re happy with your confidential patient information being used for research and planning YOU DO NOT NEED TO DO ANYTHING.
Any choice you make will not impact your individual care. Please click on the link to find out more and opt out if you wish to.
Type 1 OPT-OUT – to stop sharing your details with NHS digital (or to opt back in, if you have previous opt’d out):
If you wish to choose Option 1 (NHS digital opt out)please complete form below and return to the GP surgery either via post or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Type 2 OPT-OUT (Also known as National Data Opt-out) – If you do not want NHS Digital to share your identifiable patient data with anyone else for purposes beyond your own care, which has been already shared with them (or to opt back in, if you have previous opt’d out):
If you wish to choose Type 2 Opt out (also known as National Data Opt-out) you can only do this via the following (as a GP practice we cannot do this) Either: Call 0300 303 5678 or complete the online form via YOUR NHS MATTERS https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/manage-your-choice/