From 25 May 2018 the type 2 opt-out has been replaced by the national data opt-out and all type 2 opt-outs previously held by NHS Digital up to 25 May 2018 have been converted to national data opt-outs. If you had a type 2 opt-out it will have been automatically converted.
If you requested that a type 2 opt-out was recorded at your GP surgery on or after 25 May 2018, until 1 October 2018, we, NHS Digital, continued to collect these monthly and automatically converted them to a national data opt-out for you. From 1 October 2018, GP surgeries should no longer be recording a type 2 opt-out code against your medical record.
For more information about how NHS Digital uses and discloses your national data opt-out please read the privacy notice.