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Practice Compliance Statement – National Data Opt Out
What is the National Data Opt Out?
Since 25 May 2018 the National Data Opt Out, enables patients to opt out from the use of their information (data) for research or planning purposes, as per the National Data Guardian recommendations. Visit www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters to find out more.
Important information about you is collected in a patient record, every time you use a health or care service. This helps to ensure you are provided with the best possible care and treatment. The information collected about you when you use these services can also be used and provided to other organisations for purposes beyond your individual care, for instance to help improving the quality and standards of care provided, research into the development of new treatments, preventing illness and diseases, monitoring safety, and planning services.
This may only take place when there is a clear legal basis to use this information. All these uses help to provide better health and care for you, your family and future generations. Confidential patient information about your health and care is only used in this manner where allowed by law. Anonymised data is used for research and planning so that you cannot be identified in which case your confidential patient information is not needed.
You have a choice about whether you want your confidential patient information to be used in this way. If you are happy with this use of information you do not need to do anything. If you do choose to opt-out your confidential patient information will still be used to support your individual care.
Park Medical Centre is committed to ensuring our patients’ data is used in accordance to the current regulation and that our patients feel safe when they disclose any information to us. Your data will therefore not be used if you have opted out.
You have a right to object under GDPR and the right to ‘opt-out’ under the national data opt-out model. The national data opt-out model provides an easy way for you to opt-out of: Information that identifies you being used or shared for medical research purposes and quality checking or audit purposes.
To view, change your choice or to opt-out of your identifiable information being shared for medical research or to find out more about your opt-out choices, please go to the online service at www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters or call 0300 3035678.