Wadhurst Surgery

01892 783888

Ticehurst Surgery

01580 200317

Data Opt-outs 03.06.21

You may have seen recent media coverage surrounding your data and sharing preferences, please find more information below.

For common Mythbusters and advice, please visit https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/

Please note we cannot accept completed forms from Parents of children over 13 years old.  The child themselves must complete any forms in this instance.

Type 1 Opt-Out – Medical records held at your GP Practice

If you do not want information that identifies you to be shared outside the practice, for purposes beyond your direct care, you can register a ‘Type 1 Opt-Out’. This prevents your personal confidential information from being used other than in particular circumstances required by law, such as a public health emergency like an outbreak of a pandemic disease.

Please complete the form below if you wish to lodge a Type 1 Opt-out

Type 1 Data Opt Out Form

National Data Opt-Out (Formerly Type 2 Opt-out) – Information Held by NHS Digital

If you do not want your confidential patient information to be used for research and planning, you can opt out of this. If you do opt out, there are some specific situations where your data may still be used. Data that does not identify you may still also be used. Your confidential patient information will still be used to support your individual care. Any preference you set using this service will not change this.

Please see information below, this type of Opt-out needs to be lodged directly with NHS Digital.  We cannot lodge Type 2 opt-outs at the Surgery.

If you wish to exercise your right to withdraw consent under The National Data opt-out listed above please visit the ‘Your NHS Data Matters’ website for further details (www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters) or telephone: 0300 303 5678 where you can find out more about data sharing and set a National Data Opt-out.