Opting out of sharing your confidential patient information for research and planning

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You can choose to stop your confidential patient information being used for research and planning. Your confidential patient information will still be used for your individual care.

There are two types of opt out

 National Data Opt Out: data held by NHS Digital (previously known as Type 2 opt out)

Type 2 opt-outs have been replaced by the National Data Opt-out

Previously you could tell your GP practice if you did not want NHS Digital, to share confidential patient information that they collect from across the health and care service for purposes other than your individual care. This was called a type 2 opt-out.

The type 2 opt-out was replaced by the national data opt-out. Type 2 opt-outs recorded on or before 11 October 2018 have been automatically converted to national data opt-outs.

Read more about the collection and conversion of type 2 opt-outs.

Type 1 opt out: data held at your GP practice

Please let us know if you do not want the confidential patient information held in your GP medical record to be used for purposes other than your individual care. This is commonly called a type 1 opt-out.

Type 1 opt-out: medical records held at your GP practice