Your health records contain a type of data called confidential patient information. This data can be used to help with research and planning.
You can choose to stop your confidential patient information being used for research and planning. You can also make a choice for someone else like your children under the age of 13.
Your choice will only apply to the health and care system in England. This does not apply to health or care services accessed in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.
If you want to opt out of data sharing please visit the following website.
You do not need to contact the surgery to do this.
Make your choice about sharing data from your health records – NHS (www.nhs.uk)