National Data Opt Out
You can choose whether your confidential patient information is used for research and planning. To find out more visit nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters. Or read leaflet available on reception ‘Your Data Matters to the NHS’.
About opting out:
- make sure that you know your NHS number
- ensure you have an up-to-date email address or mobile phone number in your GP practice record, as this will be used to verify your identity when you use the online service
Your right to opt out
TYPE 1 Objection
You can choose not to have anything that could identify you shared beyond your GP practice (Type 1 objection).
TYPE 2 Objection (National Data Opt-Out)
You can also choose for the NHSD not to share information it collects from all health providers any further (previously known as Type 2 objection, now National Data Opt-out), you can do this by visiting nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters
If you have previously told your GP practice that you don't want the NHSD to share your personal confidential information for purposes other than your own care and treatment, your opt-out will have been implemented by the NHSD from July 31 2022. It will remain in place unless you change it.
You can find more information about how the HSCIC handles your information and choices and how it manages your opt-out on the HSCIC website www.hscic.gov.uk/yourinfo
Your Data Matters Leaflet (PDF, 319KB)