Data Opt Outs – Data Sharing Preferences

This Practice is supporting vital health and care planning and research by sharing your data with NHS Digital.

For more information about this, please see the Practice’s privacy notice for General Practice Data for Planning and Research (email wolccg.probertroadsurgery@nhs.net)

https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/data-collections-and-data-sets/data-collections/general-practice-data-for-planning-and-research  (copy & paste into browser)

Opting out of sharing your confidential patient information

You can choose to stop your confidential information being used for reasearch and planning. Your confidential patient information will still be used for your individual care.

National Data Opt Outs – You can choose whether your confidential information is used for research and planning. To find out more, please visit www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters. (cut & paste into browser)

TYPE 1 – OPT OUT – MEDICAL RECORDS HELD AT YOUR GP PRACTICE

You can also tell your GP Practice if you do not want your confidential patient information held in your GP record to be used for purposes other than your individual care. This is commony called a TYPE 1 OPT OUT. This opt out request can only be recorded by your GP Practice.

TYPE 2 – OPT OUT – INFORMATION HELD BY NHS DIGITAL

Previously, you could tell your GP surgery if you did not want NHS Digital to share confidential patient information that we collect from across the health & care service for purposes other than your individual care. This was called a TYPE 2 OPT-OUT. The TYPE 2 OPT OUT was replaced by the National Data Opt Out. Type 2 opt outs recorded before 11/10/2018 have been automatically converted to data-opt-outs.

You can choose your data sharing preferences by visiting the following links – please cut & paste into your browser… There is a form to complete & email /post to:

NHS Digital Contact Centre   enquiries@nhsdigital.nhs.uk

National Data Opt out, Contact Centre, NHS Digital, HM Government, 7 and 8 Wellington place, Leeds, LS1 4AP

https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/nhs-app/nhs-app-help-and-support/choose-your-data-sharing-preferences/

https://assets.nhs.uk/nhsuk-cms/documents/Make and manage your choice or your childs choice PDF 224kb.pdf

The above was required by 1st September 2020,  and has been delayed until a new system of opt out is developed. This will be a centralised approach via the NHS App or NHS website