Mythbusting social media posts about the national data opt-out
A number of posts are circulating on social media about the national data opt-out, containing incorrect information. This page looks at these claims and gives you the facts you need to make your choice.
GP Data for Planning and Research
This page has information on common misconceptions about the National Data Opt-out. We have a separate page of answers relating to . GP Data for Planning and Research
You can opt out at any time - there is no deadline
We only share data 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
We do not sell health and care data
We do not share data with marketing and insurance companies
We support anybody who wants to register an opt-out and will respect your wishes about your data, but please read the myth busters below before you decide. We want to make sure that you have accurate information to make the right choice for you.
If you still wish to opt-out please complete the form below and return to the practice. You can return this via our generic email address;-
firstname.lastname@example.org or to any branch of the surgery
Type 1 opt out form