National Patient Data Opt-Out

The National Patient Data op-out was also introduced on 25 May 2018, but is separate to GDPR.

Information about your health and care helps the NHS to improve your individual care, speed up diagnosis, plan local services and research new treatments.
The NHS wants to ensure that you and your family have the best care now and in the future. Your health and social care information supports your individual care and also helps NHS to research, plan and improve your health and care services in England. Your confidential information is used in two ways: your individual care and research and planning.

However, you can choose whether your confidential patient information is used for research and planning. To find out more or to opt out, please visit: or call 0300 303 5678