Register your type 1 opt-out preference

Use this service to register a type 1 opt-out preference.

The data held in your GP medical records is shared with other healthcare professionals for the purposes of your individual care. It is also shared with other organisations to support health and care planning and research.

If you do not want your personally identifiable patient data to be shared outside of your GP practice for purposes except your own care, you can register an opt-out with your GP practice. This is known as a type 1 opt-out.

Type 1 opt-outs may be discontinued in the future. If this happens then they may be turned into a National Data Opt-out. Your GP practice will tell you if this is going to happen and if you need to do anything. More information about the National Data Opt-out can be found via the NHS Website: Your NHS Data Matters.

You can use this service if you:

  • are registered at the surgery
  • want to opt out for yourself or for a dependent (if you are the parent or legal guardian of the patient)
  • want to opt in by withdrawing an existing type 1 opt-out, for yourself or a dependent (if you are the parent or legal guardian of the patient)

Before you start

We’ll ask you for:

  • your first and last name, date of birth, sex, postcode, email and phone number
  • if applicable, the details of the person you are completing the form on behalf of
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You can also phone us on Colne Medical Centre 01206 302522 or Alresford Branch Surgery 01206 302522 or visit the surgery in person.