The Government has announced that the national data opt-out will be introduced alongside the GDPR on 25 May 2018. It has also been agreed to present the national data opt-out as a single question to cover both research and planning.
Type 2 opt-outs (which currently prevent identifiable data from leaving NHS Digital) will be converted to the new national data opt-out when it is introduced in May. Patients with type 2 opt-out will be contacted directly about this change.
Further information on the national data opt-out is available on the NHS Digital website.
Last updated : 16 Mar 2018