Type 1 Opt-out Information


DEADLINE FOR REGISTERING YOUR OPT-OUT IS NOW 1st SEPTMEBER

If you don’t 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.

This collection will start on 1st September 2021, it was originally 1 July 2021 but due to public concern it has been pushed back to no earlier than the 1st September.  So if you do not want your data to be shared with NHS Digital please register your Type 1 Opt-out with the surgery by 23 August 2021 (to allow for processing).

The data held in your GP medical records is shared with other healthcare professionals for the purposes of your individual care. It is also shared with other organisations to support health and care planning and research.
If you do not want your personally identifiable patient data to be shared outside of your GP practice for purposes except your own care, you can register an opt-out with your GP practice. This is known as a Type 1 Opt-out.

To register a Type 1 Opt-out, for yourself or for a dependent (if you are the parent or legal guardian of the patient) (to Opt-out) you can download the form from the link below and then returning it to the surgery before the deadline of 1st September 2021.

Further information about this matter can be viewed on the NHS website here

Type 1 Opt-out Form