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National data opt-out & Mythbusting social media posts Posted on 14 Jun 2021

The national data opt-out was introduced on 25 May 2018, enabling patients to opt out from the use of their data for research or planning purposes, in line with the recommendations of the National Data Guardian in her Review of Data Security, Consent and Opt-Outs

Patients can view or change their national data opt-out choice at any time by using the online service at or by calling 0300 3035678.

Mythbusting social media posts to enable you to make an informed decsion.

There are two types of ways your information can be shared: 

Previously there were two ways in which a patient could opt out of sharing their personal information:

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