Changes to the "Other Ways to Manage Your Choice" forms

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Sam from medConfidential

Dear NHS Digital,

On 23rd April, NHS Digital updated the form on this page which allows parents to express a national data opt out for their dependent children:

1) Relating to the process of updating that form in April/May 2021, can you please provide any e-mails, documents, or Microsoft Teams chats, which relate to the Information Governance process of replacing that form, in particular:

a) any documents which covered the change between .pdf and .docx formats, and the accessibility or otherwise for those on mobile phones;

b) any comments or input from Senior Management at NHS Digital, or comments and input from public bodies outside NHS Digital (such as NHSX, NHS England, and DHSC) on the process for the form;

c) any justification(s) for the fact that the form was missing “due to coronavirus”, and why the timing of the replacement of the form did not relate to the lockdown easing schedule, nor the original timeline for GPDPR.

Yours faithfully,
Sam Smith

NHS Digital Enquiries (NHS DIGITAL),

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Dear Sam Smith,

Many thanks for your recent request to NHS Digital.

We have now received a reply to this from our colleagues in the
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