Your health records contain a type of data called ‘confidential patient information’. This data can be used to help with research and planning for NHS services throughout the country. You can choose to stop your ‘confidential patient information’ being used for research and planning. You can also make a choice for someone else like your children under the age of 13. NHS Digital will never sell your data and there are strict rules about how NHS can use your data. It’s only shared securely and safely and this data helps the NHS. It has been used to find the first treatment for Coronavirus and for vaccine research.
If you are happy with your ‘confidential patient information’ being used for research and planning, you do not need to do anything.
Whatever you choose will not impact your individual healthcare. Please click on the link to find out more and to Opt-Out if you wish to do so. https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/
You may also choose to Opt-Out of any ‘identifiable patient data’ being shared outside of the GP practice for purposes except your own care. To do this you will need to complete a form and return it to the practice. Type 1 Opt-Out Form