National Data Opt-Out

You can choose whether your confidential patient information is used for research and planning. To find out more visit nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters.

You do not need to do anything if you are happy about how your confidential patient information is used. You can change your choice at any time.


Type 1 opt-out: medical records held at your GP practice

You can tell your GP practice if you do not want your confidential patient information held in your GP medical record to be used for purposes other than your individual care. This is commonly called a type 1 opt-out. This opt-out request can only be recorded by your GP practice.

To register a Type 1 opt-out at Thornbury Road Centre for Health, please click HERE to download the form, fill it in and return it to the practice.


Type 2 opt-out: information held by NHS Digital

Previously you could tell your GP practice if you did not want NHS Digital to share confidential patient information that they collect from across the health and care service for purposes other than your individual care. This was called a type 2 opt-out.

The type 2 opt-out was replaced by the national data opt-out. Type 2 opt-outs recorded on or before 11 October 2018 have been automatically converted to national data opt-outs.

Read more about the collection and conversion of type 2 opt-outs.

To manage your choice or make a TYPE 2 OPT-OUT of please click HERE

Useful Links

For further information about NHS record sharing please click HERE

Our practice policy on this subject is available to review HERE