The national data opt-out was introduced on 25 May 2018, enabling individuals to opt-out from the use of their data for research or planning purposes. It replaces the ‘type 2’ objection that was previously offered by GP practices. NHS Digital ceased collecting and applying type 2 objections on 11 October 2018.
Practices are encouraged to signpost patients to the‘Your NHS Data Matters’ service.
If you have previously had a type 2 opt-out registered, this has been automatically converted to a national data opt-out.