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NHS National Data Opt-Out

Your health records contain a type of data called confidential patient information. This data can be used to help with research and planning.

You can choose to stop your confidential patient information being used for research and planning. You can also make a choice for someone else like your children under the age of 13.

Your choice will only apply to the health and care system in England. This does not apply to health or care services accessed in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

Your information matters to the NHS

Find out more about what confidential patient information is in this easy read guide.

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Your information matters to the NHS (Easy Read)

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More information can be found on the NHS website: www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters

Your choice

You can stop your confidential patient information being used for research and planning. Find out how to make your choice.

If you’re happy with your confidential patient information being used for research and planning you do not need to do anything.

Any choice you make will not impact your individual care.

More information can be found on the NHS website: www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matter/manage-your-choice/

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