Research

  • Your practice is involved in medical research and from time to time you may be approached to take part. Taking part in research is voluntary: you can freely accept or decline, and this will not affect the care that you receive in any way. Even if you agree to take part, you can still withdraw at any time, without having to provide justification. Withdrawing from a study will NOT affect the care we provide for you.

    All research projects carried out at Ascot Medical Centre have been thoroughly checked and approved by the relevant health authorities & ethical committees ensuring it is appropriate and safe to perform. You will always receive clear information about what taking part in a research study would involve and will have the opportunity to ask questions and obtain further details about a study. All projects are fully compliant with all UK laws (incl. GDPR).

    • You may receive a letter in the post offering you the opportunity to take part in a study (the letter will include some information about the project). Although the letter will often say it is from the study team, we would never share your personal data without your consent. All mailouts are in fact done by your practice and your address (as well as any other personal data) has not been shared with anyone else.
    • Your doctor or nurse may also offer you to take part in a study during your usual appointment.
    • You may also be approached by a member of the study team in the waiting area; be assured that this person and their activity will have been approved by the practice.

     

    What you will be asked to do as part of the research will vary from study to study. The Patient Information Sheet for each project will detail what is expected of you. The study team is also there to answer all questions you may have.

    You can choose whether your data is used for research or planning purposes, and can find out more information about this here: Your Data Matters.
    If you have any questions or wish to opt-out of receiving information relating to research, please contact the Surgery.

     

    Current Studies

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Frequently Asked Questions/FAQs

Q: Do I have to take part in a research study if my GP offers me to?

Q: Is it safe for me to take part in a study? Can I be sure that the study was reviewed thoroughly?

Q: Will taking part in research affect my Travel Insurance?

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