Update on National Data Opt-Out

Published: 29 Mar 2022

HQIP has been informed of the following by the DHSC Data Policy Team in the NHS Transformation Directorate:

‘The mandatory implementation of the National Data Opt-Out (NDOO), deadline of 31 March 2022, has been extended until 31 July 2022. We do not intend to extend implementation of the deadline any further.

As set out in the Operational Policy Guidance, the opt-out applies to the disclosure of confidential patient information for purposes beyond an individual’s direct care across the health and care system in England, unless an exemption has been granted.

If you have any further questions please contact [email protected].’

The Data Policy Team are arranging for updates to relevant NHSEI / NHSD web pages in the coming days.