Choose if data from your health records is shared for research and planning

There have been posts on social media with false information about opting out of sharing your data with the NHS.

Here’s what you need to know:

-There is no 30 September deadline for opting out of sharing your data.
-You can opt out at any time.
-NHS Digital will never sell your data.
-There are strict rules about how the NHS can use your data.
-It’s only shared securely and safely.
-Shared data helps the NHS.
-It has been used to find the first treatment for coronavirus and for vaccine research.