There are very limited rights to object when the law requires information to be shared but government policy allows some rights of objection as set out below.
· You have the right to object to information being shared with NHS Digital for reasons other than your own direct care.
· This is called a ‘Type 1’ objection – you can ask your practice to apply this code to your record.
· Please note: The ‘Type 1’ objection, however, will no longer be available after 2020.
· This means you will not be able to object to your data being shared with NHS Digital when it is legally required under the Health and Social Care Act 2012.
The national data op-out model provides you with an easy way of opting-out of identifiable data being used for health service planning and research purposes, including when it is shared by NHS Digital for these reasons.
To opt-out or to find out more about your opt-out choices please go to NHS Digital’s website.
NHS Digital sharing with the Home Office
· There is no right of objection to NHS Digital sharing names and addresses of patients who are suspected of having committed an immigration offence.
· Legally information must be shared under public health legislation. This means that you are unable to object.
Care Quality Commission
· Legally information must be shared when the Care Quality Commission needs it for their regulatory functions. This means that you are unable to object.
· Your information must be shared if it ordered by a court. This means that you are unable to object.