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National Data Opt Out

The national data opt-out gives patients more control over how identifiable health and care information is used. The system will offer patients and the public the opportunity to make an informed choice about whether they wish their personally identifiable data to be used just for their individual care and treatment or also used for research and planning purposes.

  • Research- finding ways to improve treatments and identify causes of and cures for illnesses
  • Planning- to improve and enable efficient and safe provision of health and care services

All health and care organisations in England must comply with the national data opt-out policy.

If patients are happy about sharing their personable identifiable information for research and planning they do not need to do anything.

Choosing to Opt- Out

Patients and the public who decide they do not want their personally identifiable data used for planning and research purposes will be able to set their national data opt-out choice online. NHS Digital will provide a non-digital alternative for patients and the public who can't or don't want to use an online system. Individuals can change their mind anytime.

If patients would like to opt out of sharing their personable identifiable data for research and planning they can either:

It will not be possible to set National data opt out preferences via the GP practice

 More information on National data opt out can be found at:

https://digital.nhs.uk/services/national-data-opt-out-programme

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

https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/manage-your-choice/other-ways-to-manage-your-choice/ 

Royston Group Practice (the Practice) Data Protection Privacy Notice for Patients
 
Introduction:
 
This privacy notice lets you know what happens to any personal data that you give to us, or any information that we may collect from you or about you from other organisations. 
This privacy notice applies to personal information processed by or on behalf of the practice. 
This Notice explains

  • Who we are and how we use your information
  • Information about our Data Protection Officer
  • What kinds of personal information about you we hold and use (process)
  • The legal grounds for our processing of your personal information (including when we share it with others)
  • What should you do if your personal information changes?
  • For how long your personal information is retained / stored by us?
  • What are your rights under Data Protection laws 
     
    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) became law on 25th May 2018. The GDPR is a single EU-wide regulation on the protection of confidential and sensitive (special) information, the DPA 2018 deals with elements of UK law that differ from the European Regulation, both came into force in the UK on the 25th May 2018, repealing the previous Data Protection Act (1998). 
     
    For the purpose of applicable data protection legislation (including but not limited to the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (the "GDPR"), and the Data Protection Act 2018 the practice responsible for your personal data is Royston Group Practice.
    This Notice describes how we collect, use and process your personal data, and how in doing so, we comply with our legal obligations to you. Your privacy is important to us, and we are committed to protecting and safeguarding your data privacy rights.
    How we use your information and the law.
    Royston Group Practice will be what’s known as the ‘Controller’ of your personal data. 
    We collect basic personal data about you and location-based information.  This does include name, address and contact details such as email and mobile number etc. 
    We will also collect sensitive confidential data known as “special category personal data”, in the form of health information, religious belief (if required in a healthcare setting) ethnicity and sex life information that are linked to your healthcare, we may also receive this information about you from other health providers or third parties.
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