IMPORTANT: If you wish to opt out of the National data sharing scheme, please visit https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/. To opt out of sharing your GP data for purposes other than direct care, please contact your GP direct.
Thinking of opting out?
We ask you to think carefully before opting out of joined-up records. Sharing your health and social care information will make it easier for services to provide the best treatment and care for you. Please note that if you opt out of electronic record sharing, your information will continue to be shared, as it is now, by email, telephone and paper.
Read more about why this is so important and what the benefits of joined-up care records are for residents.
How to opt out
Please download and complete our opt-out form, or obtain a leaflet from your GP practice. The form requires your signature to show that you have understood that you will not benefit from electronic joined-up records, which will make it easier for services to provide the best treatment and care for you.
We need your NHS number to be able to process your request to opt out.
If you don’t know your NHS number please visit: www.england.nhs.uk/contact-us/how-can-we-help/how-can-i-find-out-my-nhs-number/ or ask your GP practice.
How to return the form
To return the form please put it in the post, using the FREEPOST address provided (no postcode required): “FREEPOST NLP – JOINED UP CARE RECORD”
Please DO NOT email your completed form to us as your personal email address may not be a secure way to send personal information.
Important: Do not send any National Data Opt Out forms to this address as they will not be processed.
PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, WE ARE REQUIRED TO SHARE ALL RECORDS FOR THE PURPOSES OF COVID-19 AND OPT-OUTS ARE NOT PERMITTED. For this reason, we will commence processing opt-outs when the emergency is ended.
How to opt back in
If you have opted out of the electronic joined-up records and you change your mind, you can decide to opt in again at any time.
To opt in contact us and request an opt in form, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 3688 1900 (available Mon-Friday 9.00 – 5.00)
When we receive the completed form, we will add your health records to the joined up records system.
For enquiries and questions contact: email@example.com or call our enquiry line on: 020 3688 1900 (available Mon-Friday 9.00 – 5.00)