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Your Data Matters

Your Data Matters to the NHS

National Opt-Out Facility

You can choose whether your confidential Patient information is used for research and planning

Who can use your confidential patient information for research and planning?

it is used by the NHS, local authorities, university and hospital researchers, medical colleges and pharmaceutical companies researching new treatments.

Making your data op-out choice

You can choose to opt out of sharing your confidential patient information for research and planning.  There may still be times when your confidential patient information is used: for example, during an epidemic where there might be a risk to you or to other people's health. You can also still consent to take part in a specific research project.

Will choosing this opt-out affect your care and treatment? 

NO, your confidential patient information will still be used for your individual care.  Choosing to opt- out will not affect your care and treatment.  You will still be invited for screening such as screenings for bowel cancer.

What should you do next?

You do not need to do anything if you are happy how your confidential information is used.

If you do not want your confidential patient information to be used for research and planning, you can choose to opt out securely online or through a telephone service.

You can change your choice at any time.

To find out more or to make your choice visit

nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters or call 03003035678



 
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