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:
Royston Group Practice (the Practice) Data Protection Privacy Notice for Patients
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