Register your Type 1 Opt-Out Preference
In addition to sharing your GP medical records with other healthcare professionals to support your direct care, it is also shared with other organisations to support health and care planning and research. This use of your data for purposes beyond your direct care is sometimes referred to as ‘secondary purposes. More information about why patient data is needed to support this work is available on the NHS Digital website.
If you don’t want your identifiable patient data to be shared for purposes except for your own care, you can opt-out by registering a Type 1 Opt-out by completing the form below, or a National Data Opt-out, or both. More information about how NHS Digital uses patient data can be found at: digital.nhs.uk/general-practice-data-for-planning-and-research
You can use this form to:
- register a Type 1 Opt-out, for yourself or for a dependent (if you are the parent or legal guardian of the patient) (to Opt-out)
- withdraw an existing Type 1 Opt-out, for yourself or a dependent (if you are the parent or legal guardian of the patient) if you have changed your preference (Opt-in)
This decision will not affect individual care and you can change your choice at any time, using this form.
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