Register your Type 1 Opt-Out Preference
The data held in your GP medical records is shared with other healthcare professionals for the purposes of your individual care. It is also shared with other organisations to support health and care planning and research.
If you do not want your personally identifiable patient data to be shared outside of your GP practice for purposes except your own care, you can register an opt-out with your GP practice. This is known as a Type 1 Opt-out.
Type 1 Opt-outs may be discontinued in the future. If this happens then they may be turned into a National Data Opt-out. Your GP practice will tell you if this is going to happen and if you need to do anything. More information about the National Data Opt-out is here: www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters
You can use this form to:
- register a Type 1 Opt-out, for yourself or for a dependent (if you are the parent or legal guardian of the patient) (to Opt-out)
- withdraw an existing Type 1 Opt-out, for yourself or a dependent (if you are the parent or legal guardian of the patient) if you have changed your preference (Opt-in)
This decision will not affect individual care and you can change your choice at any time, using this form.
If you prefer you can download an easy-read version of this information: assets.nhs.uk/patient-information
Alternatively, you can complete the Register your type 1 opt-out preference PDF and return this to us by post or email.
The changes were due on 1 July but this has now been pushed back to 1 September. If you are submitting this form, please ensure we receive this by 26 August to allow our team sufficient time to update the record.
If you are unable to complete this electronically, you can collect a printed form from reception.
Read more about data sharing opt out by visiting www.regalchambers.co.uk/practice-information/data-sharing-opt-out-information