The national data opt-out is a new service that allows people to opt out of their confidential patient information being used for research and planning.

The national data opt-out is introduced on 25 May 2018, providing a facility for individuals to opt-out from the use of their data for research or planning purposes. This is provided in line with the recommendations of the National Data Guardian in her Review of Data Security, Consent and Opt-Outs.

To find out more information about the National Data Opt Out programme and to make your choice please follow the link below to the NHS Choices website:

https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/

PLEASE NOTE: You will need your NHS Number to be able to make your choice. This can be found on any of your prescriptions or letters from a hospital.

Alternatively you can call the surgery on 01204 462630 and request your NHS number over the phone.