Covid19 and data sharing

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, health related data will be shared across organisations, between health and care professionals to support individual care, and so we can work together more effectively to treat Covid-19. Patients who have already opted out of data-sharing for individual care will remain opted out.

The National Data opt-out facility which allows patients to opt out of data sharing for other purposes, including researching, monitoring and tracking is not currently available due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This data is critical to help manage the outbreak to protect the needs of the general public. The National Data opt-out facility will return once this health crisis has been ended.