It is important for you to know how the NHS share, protect and use information about your health. The care.data programme gives you a choice about sharing your medical information.
- If you are happy for your information to be shared you do not need to do anything. There is no form to fill in and nothing to sign. And you can change your mind at any time.
- If you do not want information that identifies you to be shared outside your GP practice, please ask the practice to make a note of this in your medical record. This note will prevent your confidential information from being used other than in special circumstances.