NHS Data Opt Out

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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. You can also make a choice for someone else like your children under 13 years of age.

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 Covid19 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 use the link below to find out more and to OPT OUT if you wish to do so.

https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/

Thank you.