General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) What is GDPR? GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulations and is a new piece of legislation that will run alongside Data Protection Act. It will not only apply to the UK and EU; it covers anywhere in the world in which data about EU citizens is processed
National Data Opt-out The NHS wants to make sure you and your family have the best care now and in the future. To do this, we may use your confidential patient information to make care better and safer for everyone. Confidential Patient Information Confidential patient information identifies you and says something about your health care or treatment. You would expect this information to be kept private. Information that only identifies you like your name and address is not confidential patient information and may still be used even if you choose to opt out. For example, to contact you if your GP practice is merging with another. Using Your Confidential Patient Information Your confidential patient information is used to help with your treatment and care. Confidential patient information is also used to: •plan and improve health and care services, and •research and develop cures for serious illnesses Where You Have a Choice If you have not set an opt-out, your confidential patient information can be used for research and planning. If you don’t want your confidential patient information to be used for research and planning, you can opt of out this. If you do opt out, your decision will not affect your individual treatment and care. You can also change your mind anytime you like. If you do not wish to opt out, you don’t have to do anything at all.
To Opt out please visit https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/ or telephone 0300 3055678