Care Information Choices data indicates 2.2% of patients opt out of sharing information
June 20 2016
Around one in 45 patients have opted out of having information that identifies them being shared outside of the NHS for purposes beyond direct care.
Health & Social Care Information Centre data indicates that as of June 2016, 2.2% of patients have selected this ‘type 2’ opt out. While type 2 opt-out levels vary by CCG and over time, 95.7% of clinical commissioning groups currently have between a 0% and 5% opt-out rate.
In addition, HSCIC has said that there have been 1,492,129 instances of type 1 opt-outs - which prevents information being shared outside a GP practice for purposes other than direct care. The figures are based on data collected from 96.95% of general practices (7,434) in England, and representing 98.32% of patients (56,743,416).
Data is available per practice for total type 1 and total type 2 opt outs.