National data opt-out

The national data opt-out is a new service that allows people to opt out of their confidential patient information being used for research and planning.

The national data opt-out was introduced on 25 May 2018, providing a facility for individuals to opt-out from the use of their data for research or planning purposes. This is provided in line with the recommendations of the National Data Guardian in her Review of Data Security, Consent and Opt-Outs. The service will initially be in beta, while we ensure the service design is optimal.

For more information or to Opt-Out please visit 

Please make sure that you know your NHS number and that we have your up-to-date email address or mobile phone number on your GP practice record, as this will be used to verify your identity when you use the service.