Data OPT Out

Data OPT Out

Dear patient,

NHS Digital has been directed to collect, process, analyse and disseminate general practice data to support the purposes set out in the GP Data for Planning and Research Direction 2021. This is a national initiative and from July 1st, 2021, patient data will be extracted from GP systems on a daily basis; data will be encrypted in transit and pseudonymised.

As this is a statutory obligation, practices are legally obliged to share this data, unless patients have opted out of having their data shared. If you as patient want to opt out of your data being shared,

apart from information used for your direct care, you have the option of registering a Type 1 Opt-out or a National Data Opt-out, or both.

Please find information by following the link below: Make your choice about sharing data from your health records – NHS (

If you complete the form online please inform your GP surgery as we need to add a code onto your records to register that you have opted out.

Published on 10th Nov 2023