National opt outs

The national data opt out allows patients to opt out of their confidential information being used for research and planning. You can read more about it on the website

Patients can find out more and set their opt-out choice at

Download a patient handout - Your Data Matters to the NHS.

Health and care staff can download leaflets, posters and other resources to use when informing patients. Staff can also read overview of the policy - Understanding the national data opt-out.

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