The National Data Opt-Out which was introduced on 25th May 2018 is a service that allows patients to opt out of their confidential patient information being used for research and planning. This gives patients more control over how their information is used.
Patients can view or change their national data opt-out choice at any time by using the online service at www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters or by calling 0300 3035678.
By 2020 all health and care organisations are required to be compliant with the national data opt-out policy. NHS Digital and Public Health England are already compliant and are applying national data opt-outs.
Our Practice policy on this subject is available to review upon request.