From time to time the practice also carries out its own research projects. If the practice takes part in a study, we might like to pass your name, address and age, as recorded on our practice computer, to the Medical Research Council or similar research body. If we do, the information will remain confidential and can be used only to choose a sample of patients whom we would then contact to ask whether they would consider helping with some research. If we contacted you, you would be free to refuse to help without your medical care being affected in any way. In addition, the practice, from time to time, takes part in market research based on anonymised records collected in the course of providing care. You are free to refuse permission for us to pass on your details; if you wish to do so, please contact the Practice.
Scottish Primary Care Information Resource (SPIRE)
NHS Scotland uses information from GP patient records to help plan and improve health and care services in Scotland. You have a choice about the information from your GP records being used in this way. You can opt out from this at any time by contacting the Practice.
For further information on SPIRE contact NHS Inform on 0800 22 44 88.