Opting out of sharing your data (national data collection)

The NHS wants to make sure you and your family have the best care now and in the future. Your health and adult social care information supports your individual care. It also helps the NHS to research, plan and improve health and care services in England.

Unless you have chosen to opt out, your confidential patient information can be used for research and planning.

There is an online service which allows you to make or change your decision at any time. Please visit the NHS website to find out more, and to set your choice on sharing your confidential health data.

Please note that the surgery cannot make this change for you. We may ask you about sharing your data with other organisations, however this is for different purposes directly relating to care that we are giving or organising on your behalf.