The practice is a member of the local Primary Care Research Network. There is a chance that patients may receive requests in the post to complete questionnaires or to enter into studies. These are optional but any information that the research team can obtain from patients is extremely useful and we are grateful for your assistance.
The Cedars Surgery also contributes to the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD). Information in patient records is important for medical research to develop new treatments and test the safety of medicines. This practice supports medical research by sending some of this information from patient records to CPRD.
CPRD is a government organisation that provides anonymised patient data for research to improve patient and public health. You cannot be identified from the information sent to CPRD.
If you do not want anonymised information from your patient record to be used in research you can opt out by speaking to one of our Doctors.
For more information about how your data is used please visit: www.cprd.com/public .