Privacy Notices and Data Sharing

Privacy Notice

In line with new legislation that came into force on 25th May 2018 please read our Privacy Notice and COVID-19 Privacy Notice v1.3 - September 2020

Candidates Privacy Notice

Further detail on how your information is used can be found in this leaflet: How We Use Your Information 

National Data opt-out programme

The national data opt-out is a new service that allows people to opt out of their confidential patient information being used for research and planning.

Patients can find out more and set their opt-out choice at nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters.  Or read this patient leaflet Your Data Matters - Patient leaflet

For more information please go to https://digital.nhs.uk/services/national-data-opt-out-programme

From our Privacy Notice:

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 opt-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 services, such as screenings for bowel cancer.

What should you do next?

You do not need to do anything if you are happy about how your confidential patient 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 0300 303 5678



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