National Data Opt-Out

National Data Opt-Out

Whenever you use a health or care service, such as attending Accident & Emergency or using Community Care Services, important information about you is collected to help ensure you get the best possible care and treatment.

The information collected about you when you use these services can also be provided to other approved organisations, where there is a legal basis, to help with planning services, improving care provided, and research into developing new treatments and preventing illness. All of these help to provide better health and care for you, your family, and future generations. Confidential personal information about your health and care is only used in this way where it is allowed by law.

You have a choice about whether you want your confidential information to be used in this way in many cases.

To find out more about the wider use of confidential personal information and to register your choice to opt out if you do not want your data to be used in this way, visit the Your NHS Data Matters website. If you do choose to opt out you can still consent to your data being used for specific purposes.

If you are happy with this use of information you do not need to do anything. You can change your choice at any time