National Data Opt Out

Although information about your health and care 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.

Have a look at Your Confidential Record section on our website for full details.

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

You view or change your national data opt out choice at any time us using the online service at or by calling 0300 3035678 or via the NHS app or print and post.  Patients will need to provide NHS number or postcode and mobile number or email address for verification purposes.