National Data Opt-Out Programme




25th May 2018




The National Data opt-out will sit alongside the new General Data Protection Regulations/Data Protection Bill 2017 and is not replaced or changed by it.


Previously you could indicate a preference to enable your clinical data not to be shared with other health care providers or external organisations, which we as a GP practice could add to your record.


From the 25th May 2018 we can no longer do this and you will need to register with the National opt-out programme if you wish to take this step (details below).


If you have currently requested that your data is not shared, then you will be written to by NHS Digital advising you of the changes, but the codes which we have previously applied should be carried over onto the new system.




National Data Opt-out Programme web-pages and to join the mailing list:


Understanding Patient Data – Wellcome Trust


National Data opt-out enquiries mailbox