Taking Part In Research
Research changes lives. Research helps improve health and social care provided by the NHS and others. It also helps advance medicine to find new cures and better treatments for the future. Such treatments could include medicine, a vaccine, physical and psychological therapies and methods of diagnosing disease.
At Springfield Medical Centre, we are working with the National Institute for Health Research to support and champion research in Primary Care. If we have contacted you in relation to research at the practice, it is because you are eligible for that particular study. However, you are under no obligation to consent to taking part in research. Declining to take part will not in any way impact or affect the care you receive from us.
If you would like to take part or know more, the research nurse will be able to give you all the necessary information about what the research is exploring, including what the commitment for taking part is.
The Health Research Authority and government departments in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales set standards for NHS organisations to make sure they protect your privacy and comply with the law when they are involved in research. The research ethics committees review research studies to make sure that the research uses of data about you are in the public interest, and meet ethical standards.
The links below can guide you to more information about how your data will be collected and used, and also what research is, how you can get involved and the benefits of research for future generations.
Health Research Authority - Information for Patients
National Institute for Health Research – Research Champions
National Institute for Health Research –Taking Part