Confidential patient information is used to:
- plan and improve health and care services
- research and develop cures for serious illnesses
Most of the time, we use anonymised data for research and planning so your confidential patient information isn’t always needed but if you don’t want your confidential patient information to be used for research and planning, you can opt out of this. If you do opt out, there are some specific situations where your data may still be used. Data that does not identify you may still also be used.
Your confidential patient information will still be used to support your individual care. Any preference you set using this service will not change this. Please see the NHS.uk website to learn more.