How can I object or opt out of my data being shared via the GM Care Record?
The purpose of the GM Care Record is to improve the care that you receive, however, if you don’t want your information to be shared, you have a legal right to object to your data being shared through the GM Care Record. Your objection will be considered on a case by case basis. When considering your objection, we will consider whether you can still be provided with safe individual care. Please contact your health and care provider to discuss this further. This could be your GP practice or the health or social care staff that provided or are currently providing your treatment and care.
We ask you to think carefully before making this decision. Sharing your health and social care information will make it easier for services to provide the best treatment and care for you when you most need it.
Health and social care staff use your confidential patient information to help with your treatment and care. For example, when you visit a hospital your consultant may need to know the medicines you take.
Your health or social care provider can advise you of how you can opt out of having a GM Care Record. Please note this is separate to your Summary Care record for which you will need to opt out of separately if required. Find out more about the Summary Care record and opting out here.
Opt out of your deidentified information being used for research and planning:
The national data opt out is a service that allows patients to opt out of their deidentified patient information being used for research and planning. Visit this page to find out more information and to opt out.