NATIONAL DATA OPT OUT:
The information collected about you when you use these services can also be used and provided to other organisations for purposes beyond your individual care, for instance to help with:
• improving the quality and standards of care provided
• research into the development of new treatments
• preventing illness and diseases
• monitoring safety
• planning services.
This may only take place when there is a clear legal basis to use this information. All these uses help to provide better health and care for you, your family and future generations. Confidential patient information about your health and care is only used like this where allowed by law.
You can choose to stop your confidential patient information being used for research and planning. You can also make a choice for someone else like your children under the age of 13.
Your choice will only apply to the health and care system in England. This does not apply to health or care services accessed in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.
Patients can also opt out through there NHS App under Health.
There is no deadline and patients can choose to opt out at any time.
For more information please see the attached link: https://www.england.nhs.uk/contact-us/privacy-notice/how-the-nhs-and-care-services-use-your-information-the-national-opt-out/