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National Data Opt-Out

The Association  invited colleagues from NHS Digital to our North West Members’ Meeting who shared information about the National Data Opt-Out Programme, which is being implemented following a Government review on data security and data sharing in the health and social care system. The Data Opt-Out Programme is now implementing a service to allow people to set a preference, which will be upheld by all health and care organisations. The work takes place in the context of the drive to develop a digitised health and care system that offers patients more control and choice over the care they receive, improves their experience, provides them with better outcomes, and delivers a more efficient health and care system.

In their presentation [attached], NHS Digital mentioned workforce and patient facing materials being developed to support/communicate the national data opt out.

NHS Digital are organising a number of events and webinar sessions, separate to the technical webinar, through April and May – which will cover specific topics in one or two webinars and all aspects in general in other webinars. Information can be found via the links.