Your Data Matters to the NHS
Information about your health and care helps to improve your individual care, speed up diagnosis, plan your local services and research new treatments.
In May 2018, the strict rules about how this data can cannot be used were strengthened. The NHS is committed to keeping patient informaiton safe and always being clear about how it is used.
You can choose whether your confidential patient information is used for research and planning.
To find out more visit: www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters
What should you do next?
you do not need to do anything if you are happy about how your confidential patient information is used.
If you do not want your confidential patient information to be used for research and planning, you can choose to opt out securely online or through a telephone service.
You can change your choice at any time by visiting:
www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters or call 0300 303 5678