Your health records contain confidential patient information, which can be used to help with research and planning. Your confidential patient information can be used for improving health, care and services, including research to find a cure for serious illnesses.
If you would prefer not to share your information in this way, you can choose to opt out. Your decision will not affect your individual care and you can change your mind anytime you like. You can opt out of this yourself or on behalf of someone else, for example, if you are a parent or guardian of a child under the age of 13.
Your choice will only apply to the health and care system in England. This does not apply to health or care services accessed in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.
To opt out, please visit the NHS website by clicking here.