Other ways to manage your choice

If you decide to opt out, this will be respected and applied by NHS Digital and Public Health England. These organisations collect, process and release health and adult social care data on a national basis. Your decision will also be respected and applied by all other organisations that are responsible for health and care information by March 2020.

An opt-out will only apply to the health and care system in England. This does not apply to your health data where you have accessed health or care services outside of England, such as in Scotland and Wales.

Set a choice by phone

You may contact the NHS Digital Contact Centre to verify your identity and discuss your data sharing choices. We may be able to guide you through the online service or set a choice on your behalf.

Call: 0300 303 5678

Open: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).

Set a choice by print and post

If you are unable to use the online or telephone service, you can use a paper print-and-post form to set a choice instead.


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Set a choice on behalf of your children

Parents or legal guardians may also set and manage a choice on behalf of their child under the age of 13.


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Set a choice on behalf of another individual

You can set and manage a choice on behalf of another individual, who is unable to manage their choice independently. For example, if you have power of attorney.


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