There have been many reports in the press and social media regarding what this data policy means to the general-public, many of these stories are either false, or misinterpreted.  NHS England have produced a “Mythbusting” website aimed at helping patients understand what this data sharing policy is about.  For more information please follow this link:

From 1st July 2021 NHS England are updating their main privacy/data sharing policy, along with the way patients can opt in/out of sharing their data within the NHS. 

Click this link to be taken to the main NHS Digital page for opting out of record sharing 

(we advise reading the myth busting webpage linked above before making your decision)

Please note that patients that have opted out of data sharing in the past have already got the relevant information (code) in their records. 

However if you are unsure, or wish to opt out of the NHS England data sharing policy please follow the above link, complete the provided opt-out form, and return this form to the practice.


Page Updated 24/08/2023