The data held in your GP medical records is shared with other healthcare professionals for the purposes of your individual care. It is also shared with other organisations to support health and care planning and research.
If you do not want your personally identifiable patient data to be shared outside of your GP practice for purposes except your own care, you can register an opt-out with your GP practice. This is known as a Type 1 Opt-out.
Type 1 Opt-outs may be discontinued in the future. If this happens then they may be turned into a National Data Opt-out. Your GP practice will tell you if this is going to happen and if you need to do anything.
More information about the National Data Opt-out is here: https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/
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 anytime, using this form. This form, once completed, should be sent to your GP practice by email or post.
National Data Opt-out preference (type 2)
You can also complete your National Data Opt-out (type 2) preference by clicking the following link https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/
For children uder the age of 13 or someone you can legally make decisions for, please use the following link https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/manage-your-choice/other-ways-to-manage-your-choice/
Type 1 Opt Out Form
Please comeplte the below form to register your Type 1 Opt-out preference only.
This form is for GP Direct Patients ONLY
You will need to submit your preference with your registered NHS GP surgery.
If you are not a patient of GP Direct and you complete this form your preference will NOT be updated.