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***CORONAVIRUS***


CORONAVIRUS:


Call 111 now if you've been:





      • to Wuhan or Hubei Province in China in the last 14 days (even if you do not have symptoms).

      • to other parts of China, including Macau and Hong Kong, in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it's mild)

      • to Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Republic of Korea or Malaysia in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it's mild)

      • in close contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus




Do not go to a GP surgery or hospital. Call 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.


Tell 111 about any recent travel and any symptoms you have


Find out more at gov.uk/coronavirus 


National Data Opt Out

your care data

National Data Opt-out

Your Data Matters to the NHS

Information about your health and care helps the NHS to improve your individual care, speed up diagnosis, plan your local services and research new treatments.

NHS Digital

In May 2018, the strict rules about how this data can and cannot be used were strengthened. The NHS is committed to keeping patient information safe and always being clear about how it is used.

You can choose whether your confidential patient information is used for research and planning.

How your data is used

Your health and care information is used to improve your individual care. It is also used to help us research new treatments, decide where to put GP clinics and plan for the number of doctors and nurses in your local hospital. Wherever possible we try to use data that does not identify you, but sometimes it is necessary to use your confidential patient information

Making your data opt-out choice

You can choose to opt out of sharing your confidential patient information for research and planning. There may still be times when your confidential patient information is used: for example, during an epidemic where there might be a risk to you or to other people’s health. You can also still consent to take part in a specific research project.

What is confidential patient information?

Confidential patient information identifies you and says something about your health, care or treatment. You would expect this information to be kept private. Information that only identifies you, like your name and address, is not considered confidential patient information and may still be used: for example, to contact you if your GP practice is merging with another.

Will choosing this opt-out affect your care and treatment?

No, your confidential patient information will still be used for your individual care. Choosing to opt out will not affect your care and treatment. You will still be invited for screening services, such as screenings for bowel cancer.

Who can use your confidential patient information for research and planning?

It is used by the NHS, local authorities, university and hospital researchers, medical colleges and pharmaceutical companies researching new treatments.

What should you do next?

You do not need to do anything if you are happy about how your confidential patient information is used. If you do not want your confidential patient information to be used for research and planning, you can choose to opt out securely online or through a telephone service.

Previously you could tell your GP surgery if you did not want your confidential patient information leaving the practice for research and planning purposes. From 25 May 2018 the type 1 opt-out has been replaced by the national data opt-out.

You can change your choice at any time.

To find out more or to make your choice visit: nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters 

or call 0300 303 5678

and/or view the NHS Digital patient Leaflet

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