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National data opt out Direction 2017

A Direction given by the Secretary of State for Health requiring NHS Digital to establish and operate a system for the collection and analysis of information, and to exercise such systems delivering functions, in respect of the new national opt-out model.


To support the Secretary of State for Health's commitment to support the National Data Guardian's (NDG) review of data security consent to opt out.

This Direction supplements the Patient objections Directions 2015 and has been supplemented by the National data opt out Direction 2018.

The Patient objections (type 2) Directions 2016 have been withdrawn.

Learn more about this Direction

Last edited: 6 May 2021 1:17 pm