The national data opt-out is a new service that allows people to opt out of their confidential patient information being used for research and planning.
You may have heard about this programme in the news or you may have received a letter asking you to make your choice.
The national data opt-out is introduced on 25 May 2018, providing a facility for individuals to opt-out from the use of their data for research or planning purposes. This is provided in line with the recommendations of the National Data Guardian in her Review of Data Security, Consent and Opt-Outs. The service will initially be in beta, while we ensure the service design is optimal.
To find out more information about the National Data Opt Out programme and to make your choice please follow the link below to the NHS Choices website:
PLEASE NOTE: You will need your NHS Number to be able to make your choice. This can be found on any of your prescriptions, letters from a hospital, or by logging into SystmOnline