- From 30 September 2021 all healthcare providers in England must comply with the National Data Opt Out (please note the change from previously communicated deadlines: 1 April 2020, 1 October 2020, and 1 April 2021)
- Patient data entered into SSNAP are subject to the Opt Out
- Each patient’s NHS numbers MUST be screened against the national opt out list at NHS Digital prior to ANY of their data being entered onto the SSNAP webtool
- Please check with your Trust’s Information Governance team for local arrangements by which the screen should take place
Guidance on the policy and how to comply with the policy is available here: https://digital.nhs.uk/services/national-data-opt-out/compliance-with-the-national-data-opt-out. If you have any questions please refer to the link and let us know if there are any specific questions regarding SSNAP.