If you have decided to opt out of care.data then it’s very easy to do so.
But do not delay, because once your data is uploaded you can never get it removed from the HSCIC databases.
First, download an opt-form:
- Here is a .pdf leaflet, which can be printed double-sided and folded (fits in a DL envelope)
- Here is a .doc leaflet, which can be filled in on your PC and either printed or emailed to your GP surgery (if they allow you to email them)
- An opt-out form available in .pdf, .doc or .rtf format is available from medConfidential
- Your GP surgery may have its own opt-out form downloadable from its website.
There is no “official” or mandatory opt-out form that you are obliged to use, whether produced by the HSCIC or anyone else.
It doesn’t matter which form you use.
Make sure that you haven’t been given, or downloaded, a Summary Care Record opt-out form by mistake.
Fill a form in, and hand it into, post it to, or fax it to your GP surgery.
That’s it. Simple.
The two opt-codes (9Nu0 and 9Nu4) will be added by your surgery, no questions asked.
And no information whatsoever will be uploaded from your GP record.