If you do not want your information to be shared, you have the right to opt-out by visiting https://www.swlondon.nhs.uk/ourwork/connectingyourcare/ and downloading the opt-out form from ‘Useful resources’.
You can also pick up an opt-out form from your GP practice or the Patient Advice and Liaison Services (PALS) at one of the participating hospitals:
- Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
- Epsom & St Helier University Hospital
- St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust
- Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Opting-out means that your information will continue only to be shared in the same way it is now – by phone, email or letter – but this will take time to collect and you will not be able to take advantage of the benefits of sharing information electronically through Connecting your Care.
This means that the people looking after you may not have your full history available to them when they assess you and decisions about your care may take longer to make.
Opting-out of Connecting your Care is not linked in any way to the national data opt-out or any other data sharing arrangements.