From 25 May 2018 the type 2 opt-out has been replaced by the national data opt-out and all type 2 opt-outs previously held by NHS Digital up to 25 May 2018 have been converted to national data opt-outs.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.
It is possible for you to request that a type 2 opt-out is recorded at your GP surgery on or after 25 May 2018 and where you have done this we, NHS Digital, will continue to collect these monthly and will automatically convert them to a national data opt-out for you. These type 2 collections will remain in place until the beginning of October 2018. After then 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.