North London Partners in health and care

Opting out of the joined-up health and care record


Please find information below for people who would like to opt out of electronic joined-up health and social care records.

We ask you to think carefully before opting out of joined-up records. Sharing your health and social care information will make it easier for services to provide the best treatment and care for you. Please note that if you opt out your information will continue to be shared, as it is now, by email, telephone and paper.

Read more about why this is so important and what the benefits of joined-up care records are for residents

How to opt out

Please download and complete our opt-out form. The form requires your signature to show that you have understood that you will not benefit from electronic joined-up records, which will make it easier for services to provide the best treatment and care for you.

We need your NHS number to be able to process your request to opt out.

If you don’t know your NHS number please visit: www.england.nhs.uk/contact-us/how-can-we-help/ how-can-i-find-out-my-nhs-number/ or ask your GP practice.

How to return the form

To return the form please put it in the post, using the FREEPOST address provided (no postcode required):  "FREEPOST NLP – JOINED UP CARE RECORD"

Please DO NOT email your completed form to us as your personal email address may not be a secure way to send personal information. 

You will receive confirmation on receipt of your request within 28 days of us receiving your form. Please contact us if you would like to check this or do not receive this. 

You can opt back in

Please note, if you opt out of the electronic joined-up records you can to opt in again at any time.

Contact us

For enquiries and questions contact: joined-up.care-record@nhs.net or call our enquiry line on: 020 3688 1900 (available Mon-Friday 9.00 - 5.30)