Your Patient Data Matters To Us

Following on from recent news and social media speculation about NHS Digital and data sharing, a number of posts are circulating on social media about the national data opt-out, containing incorrect information. We thought it may be helpful to provide some key information and links to help you with your decision making and if you might be now thinking of opting out of sharing any of your data as it’s your choice.

Understanding the national data opt-out - NHS Digital

Although, sometimes information about your health and care does helps the NHS to improve your individual care, speed up diagnosis, plan your local services and research new treatments, you still have the option to decline sharing data that goes beyond the provision of your direct care.

We would encourage you to have a look at our Privacy Notice which explains what we do with your data and who we share it with.


There is also a great webpage from NHS Digital with FAQs and mythbusting.

For more information on our website, head to the 'Your Data' page.

A reminder that we do not

  • sell health and care data
  • share data with marketing and insurance companies

If you require any further information then please do not hesitate to contact our Data Protection Officer


Published: Jun 3, 2021