Information about your health and care helps us to improve your individual care, speed up diagnosis, plan your local services and research new treatments. The NHS is committed to keeping patient information safe and always being clear about how it is used.
As part of our service provision we are required to provide information to NHS Digital who use this data to plan services and for research. You have the right to opt-out of your confidential patient information being used by NHS Digital for these purposes.
You can choose to opt-out of your data being used by NHS Digital using the National Data Opt-out Service. This service allows you to manage your choice about how your confidential patient information is used for research and planning.
To read more or to manage how your patient information is used, visit the following website: https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/
Alternatively, you can call 0300 303 5678.
We share information about you (your personal data) for the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Data Set, to help achieve better outcomes and experiences of care.
The data is securely sent to NHS Digital which is the central organisation that receives the same data from all NHS-funded IAPT services across England.
The reports help the NHS to improve the care it provides to you and other patients. No information that could reveal your identity is used in these reports.
To manage your choice about how your confidential patient information is used for research and planning, please visit this NHS Digtial website, or you can call 0300 303 5678.
A number of posts are circulating on social media about the national data opt-out, containing incorrect information. NHS Digital has a page that looks at these claims and gives you the facts you need to make your choice.
To read more about this and to read FAQs, visit the NHS Digital website here.