Patient data is sometimes used by third parties (part of the NHS or affiliated/working with the NHS) to enhance services. This data is always kept secure and with patients best interests in mind. 

Occasionally patients do not want this data shared and have a right to opt-out of data sharing. 

To streamline this process, NHS Digital has created an online portal that allows you to select your data sharing preferences. Please click here to read more about it. Alternatively click here to go straight to the portal.