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Patient objections (type 2) Directions 2016

Directions given by the Secretary of State for Health requiring NHS Digital to establish and operate a system to process and uphold Type 2 objections, and to analyse how Type 2 objections may affect the data released by NHS Digital, to support recipient organisations to understand how the application of Type 2 objections may affect their own analysis, research findings and performance measurement.


To process and uphold Type 2 objections and to set out the principles under which this must be done.

A 'Type 2' objection is a request expressed by a registered patient lodged with a GP Practice that indicates that personal identifiable information that relates to the patient must not be disseminated or published by NHS Digital.


Last edited: 6 May 2021 12:21 pm