The Medical Research Council is a government-funded organisation which supports high quality research with the aim of maintaining and promoting human health.
This practice is a member of the Medical Research Council's General Practice Research Framework - a national group of general practices interested in research on many topics. Details of all projects running in general practices across the UK are available on the GPRF website www.mrc.gprf.ac.uk
If the practice takes part in a study we may pass anonymised information from your medical records or our practice computer to the researchers co-ordinating the study. If we do, the information will not be able to be linked back to you in any way and will be used only for research which has been approved by an Ethics Committee. We may also write to you to ask whether you would consider helping with some research. If we contacted you, you would be free to refuse to help at this point without your medical care from the practice being affected in any way. If you do not wish ever to be contacted or included in any of our research please write and inform the practice manager. This will not affect the care you receive from the practice in any way.