There have been posts on social media with false information about opting out of sharing your data with the NHS.

Here's what you need to know:

  • There is no 30 September deadline for opting out of sharing your data. You can opt out at any time.
  • NHS Digital will never sell your data.
  • There are strict rules about how NHS can use your data. It's only shared securely and safely.
  • Shared data helps the NHS. It has been used to find the first treatment for coronavirus and for vaccine research.

If you wish to Opt Out of your GP surgery sharing information for research you will need to complete an Opt-Out 1 form. This needs to be handwritten, signed and given into the surgery. 

Please click HERE for a copy of the Opt-Out 1 form.

If you wish to opt out of secondary care (including hospitals etc), please use the link below:

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