Data sharing opt-out issue – information from NHS Digital

Some patients who registered a type 2 opt-out, to ask NHS Digital not to share any of their personal confidential information, have not had those wishes respected. This was due to a coding error in a third-party computer system which some GPs use.

For more information on the issue, how it happened, and what has been done to correct it, please read this webpage provided by NHS Digital.

All patients who have been affected will receive a letter directly from NHS Digital before the end of July 2018 to explain the situation and apologise.