There have been a number of articles in the national & local media, as well as on social media about NHS Digital's plans to share patient health data outside of the NHS. From June 23rd data will be shared with selected and trusted researchers. Not included in the database will be patient's full addresses, any images or videos from consultations, or legally restricted data such as IVF treatment or gender reassignment. Data will never be sold, nor will it be shared with marketing or insurance companies. Data will only be shared to improve health and care. Health and care data helps the NHS respond to emergencies like the coronavirus outbreak. There are lots of protections in place to make sure patient data is used securely and safely.
Patients can opt-out at any time - there is no deadline.
www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/ From here you can choose to record your consent digitally.

NHS Digital has set a deadline of 23rd June 2021 for patients to prevent their patient data from being shared for purposes except for their own care, this is known as registering a Type 1 Opt-out. Patients can still opt-out at any time after this date, but your data may have been shared in the interim.

NHS digital will start collecting data on 1 July 2021 so if patients do not want their data to be shared with NHS Digital they need to register a Type 1 Opt-out with the surgery by 23 June 2021.

The data held in the GP medical records is shared with other healthcare professionals for the purposes of the individual's care. It is also shared with other organizations to support health care planning and research. If patients do not want their data to be shared outside of the practice for purposes except their own care, they can register an opt-out with the practice, known as a Type 1 Opt-out.

To register a Type 1 Opt-out, for themselves or a dependent (if you are the parent or legal guardian of the patient) please complete our online form: https://form.jotform.com/211321582089049