Official Statistics

Care Information Choices, England - June, 2016

This publication reports on the number of patient opt-outs as a proportion of patients registered at GP practices in England where patient opt out information has been received. This information will be published at England and CCG level.

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Care Information Choices, England June, 2016

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This publication reports on patient opt-out information that has been received from GP practices, as of May 2016.

There are two types of opt-out. A type 1 opt-out prevents information being shared outside a GP practice for purposes other than direct care. A type 2 opt-out prevents information being shared outside of the HSCIC for purposes beyond the individual’s direct care.

Type 1 and type 2 opts-outs are presented at GP practice level. Type 1 opt-outs are reported as instances (i.e. number of times the opt-out code occurs within GP records, which may include the same patient recorded at more than one practice) and there is no way to de-duplicate this information.

Levels of type 1 opt-outs are therefore likely to be higher than levels of type 2 opt-outs, which are de-duplicated.

Published 17 June 2016