Your Data Matters

The National Data Opt-Out Programme is a sevice that enables patients to opt out of having their data shared for research and/or planning purposes.

Your Information

Your confidential patient information is used for two different purposes:

  1. Your individual care - to help with your treatment and care
  2. Research and planning - to help plan and improve health services and to help research and develop cures for serious illnesses.

Benefits of Data Sharing

Research - helping to find cures and better treatments for diseases such as diabetes and cancer

Planning - helping the NHS and local authorities plan where they need to provide further care services more efficiently.

Who can use your data?

Confidential patient information is used to support the delivery of health and social care. Research bodies and organisations can request access to your data. These include:

Access will not be given (unless specifically requested by you) for marketing or insurance purposes.

Data Protection

Protection of your confidential patient information is taken very seriously and every step is taken at Skegby Family Medical Centre to ensure that your data remains secure and anonymised wherever possible.

Your Choice

Your confidential patient information will still be used to support your individual care and this cannot be changed.

If you are happy for your information to be used for research and planning then you do not need to do anything.

If you do not want your confidential patient information to be used for research and planning then you can choose to opt out of this, however there may be specidic situationa where your data may still be used (eg. during an epidemic where others heath is at risk).

If you choose to opt out, your decision will only apply within health and social care systems in England.

Opting out

To opt out online please click here to be taken to the appropriate webpage.

To opt out by telephone please call 0300 303 5678.

More Information

For more information please follow the links below.

NHS choices - Your Data Matters to the NHS

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