Data Sharing Opt-Out
The data held in your GP medical records may be shared with other NHS healthcare professionals for the purposes of your individual care.
Your data may also be shared with other organisations outside of the NHS to support vital health and care planning and research. If you do not want your confidential patient data to be shared for the purposes of health and care planning and research you can register to opt-out.
This link explains how: https://digital.nhs.uk/about-nhs-digital/our-work/keeping-patient-data-safe/how-we-look-after-your-health-and-care-information/your-information-choices/opting-out-of-sharing-your-confidential-patient-information
The decision to opt out will not affect the individual care you receive and you can change your choice at any time.
For more information about how the NHS manages your data, please follow the links below:
A 'Type 1' opt out form in MS Word format can be downloaded here and a PDF version is available here. Please return your completed form to the surgery via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or in person.
To register for the National Data Opt out, please see https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/manage-your-choice/
Published: Jun 4, 2021