We are a member of the medical research council (MRC) and run research projects for the MRC. We are also part of the clinical research network (CRN) for the East of England. We may pass anonymised information from your medical records (computerised and paper records) to the researchers coordinating 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 the research, which has been approved by a research ethics committee and has the clinical commissioning group approval.
We may also write to you to ask whether you would consider helping with some research. You would be perfectly free to refuse to help at this point without your medical care from the practice being affected in any way.