National Data Opt Out (May 2018)
Dissent from disclosure of personal confidential data by Health and Adult Social Care Information Centre (now NHS Digital). This prevents any confidential patient information from leaving NHS Digital, for purposes beyond their direct care.
Type 2 opt outs were previously recorded in the GP patient recorded. From the 25 May 2018 these have been automatically converted to a national data opt-out. However, from 1 October 2018 type 2 opt outs will no longer be converted and patients have to record their opt-out through a central database. This does not require any recording on the patient’s record. The data-opt out does not apply retrospectively for data that has previously been shared. From March 2020 this opt out will be valid across all health and care organisations. Type 1 opt outs will be reviewed in March 2020.
How can patients record their choice to opt-out?
If patients have not previously recorded a type 2 opt out and wish to apply, they should go to nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters and record their choice. They will need their NHS number and a valid email address or telephone number which is on their GP record or on the Personal Demographics Service database to register their decision to opt out. Alternatively, they can call 0300 303 5678 to register their opt out by phone or request a paper copy of the form by phone or online.
Patients can opt out here: https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/
Further information Background Information Jun 2018
Here is a patient leaflet: Patient Leaflet
Updated: December 2018
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