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Type 1 Opt Out

This is an objection that prevents an individual's personal confidential information from being shared outside of their general practice except when it is being used for the purposes of their individual direct care, or in particular circumstances required by law, such as a public health emergency like an outbreak of a pandemic disease. If patients wish to apply a Type 1 Opt Out to their record they should make their wishes known to the Practice

 

National data opt-out

The national data opt-out was introduced on 25 May 2018, enabling patients to opt-out from the use of their data for research or planning purposes, in line with the recommendations of the National Data Guardian in her Review of Data Security, Consent and Opt-Outs.

 

The national data opt-out replaces the previous ‘type 2’ opt-out, which required NHS Digital not to use a patient’s confidential patient information for purposes beyond their individual care. Any patient that had a type 2 opt-out recorded on or before 11 October 2018 has had it automatically converted to a national data opt-out. Those aged 13 or over were sent a letter giving them more information and a leaflet explaining the national data opt-out.  For more information go to National data opt out programme

 

To find out more or to register your choice to opt out, please visit www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters

 

On this web page you will:

                     See what is meant by confidential patient information

                     Find examples of when confidential patient information is used for individual care and examples of when it is used for purposes beyond individual care

                     Find out more about the benefits of sharing data

                     Understand more about who uses the data

                     Find out how your data is protected

                     Be able to access the system to view, set or change your opt-out setting

                     Find the contact telephone number if you want to know any more or to set/change your opt-out by phone

                     See the situations where the opt-out will not apply

Right of Access to your information (Subject Access Request)