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Topic: Opting out of Data Sharing NHS
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Posted by: Victoria Diamond
Date/Time: 31/07/21 11:40:00

I saw this on the front page of Putneymead's website. We've only got a month to do more reading on this before deciding if we want to opt out of either Type 1 Opt out or the National Opt out, or both. Worth checking with your GP practice if you want more info.

Opt - out Data Sharing
Opting out

If you donít want your identifiable patient data to be shared for purposes except for your own care, you can opt-out by registering a Type 1 Opt-out or a National Data Opt-out, or both. These opt-outs are different and they are explained in more detail below. Your individual care will not be affected if you opt-out using either option.
Type 1 Opt-out (opting out of NHS Digital collecting your data)

We will not collect data from GP practices about patients who have registered a Type 1 Opt-out with their practice. More information about Type 1 Opt-outs is in our GP Data for Planning and Research Transparency Notice, including a form that you can complete and send to your GP practice.

This collection will start on 1 September 2021.† (To provide more time to speak with patients, doctors, health charities and others, the collection of GP data for Planning and Research in England has been deferred from 1 July to 1 September 2021)

If you register a Type 1 Opt-out after this collection has started, no more of your data will be shared with us. We will, however, still hold the patient data which was shared with us before you registered the Type 1 Opt-out.

If you do not want NHS Digital to share your identifiable patient data with anyone else for purposes beyond your own care, then you can also register a National Data Opt-out.

National Data Opt-out (opting out of NHS Digital sharing your data)

We will collect data from GP medical records about patients who have registered a National Data Opt-out. The National Data Opt-out applies to identifiable patient data about your health, which is called confidential patient information.

NHS Digital wonít share any confidential patient information about you - this includes GP data, or other data we hold, such as hospital data - with other organisations, unless there is an exemption to this.

To find out more information and how to register a National Data Opt-Out, please read our GP Data for Planning and Research Transparency Notice.


For more information, please click on the link below:
General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Opting out of Data Sharing NHS31/07/21 11:40:00 Victoria Diamond
   Re:Opting out of Data Sharing NHS31/07/21 14:47:00 Katrina Black
      Re:Re:Opting out of Data Sharing NHS31/07/21 14:59:00 Jonathan Callaway
         Re:Re:Re:Opting out of Data Sharing NHS31/07/21 15:04:00 Maxine Campbell
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Opting out of Data Sharing NHS01/08/21 10:59:00 Alexander MacLeod

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