National opt-out Facility
This is used by the NHS, Local Authorities, University and Hospital Researchers, Medical Colleges and Pharmaceutical Companies researching new treatments. You can choose to opt out of sharing your confidential patient information for research and planning. There may still be times when your confidential patient information is used; for example, during an epidemic where there might be a risk to you or to other people’s health. You can also still consent to take part in a specific research project.
Your confidential patient information will still be used for your individual care. Choosing to opt out will not affect your care and treatment. You will still be invited for screening services such as screening for bowel cancer. You do not need to do anything if you are happy about how your confidential patient information is used. If you do not want your confidential patient information to be used for research and planning, please go to the website https://digital.nhs.uk/services/national-data-opt-out
Note: Unfortunately, the National Data Opt-Out cannot be applied by this organisation.