I’ve check with my GP Surgery, they don’t know anything.
So I phoned The Patients Association, they said to contact NHS England (0300 311 2233) as they’d know what GP Surgeries should. It’s 3rd Party non-clinicians that’s the worry, not hospital needing access to a patient’s medical records - hopefully NHS England will know the difference.
Mythbusting social media posts about the national data opt-out
A number of posts are circulating on social media about the national data opt-out, containing incorrect information. This page looks at these claims and gives you the facts you need to make your choice.
I managed to speak to someone at NHS England, after I spent quite a lot of time trying to phone NHS Digital direct where there was no answer - even though on NHS Digital’s website they invite you to phone them.
I was informed by NHS England that the deadline of 23rd June for when opt-out forms need to be sent back has now been extended to 30th September 2021. I asked where this information was from, they said NHS Digital’s website. There shouldn’t be a deadline at all, seeing it’s not publicized enough and the Pandemic is still ongoing.