As an NHS organisation we use personally-identifiable information to conduct research to improve health, care and services. As a publicly-funded organisation, we have to ensure that it is in the public interest when we use personally-identifiable information from people who have agreed to take part in research. This means that when you agree to take part in a research study, we will use your data in the ways needed to conduct and analyse the research study. Your rights to access, change or move your information are limited, as we need to manage your information in specific ways in order for the research to be reliable and accurate. If you withdraw from the study, we will keep the information about you that we have already obtained. To safeguard your rights, we will use the minimum personally-identifiable information possible.

If you are considering taking part or you are already participating in a research study which is taking place in Yeovil Hospital you can find more comprehensive information about the use of personal information in research from the Sponsor of that study. If you don’t know the Sponsor of the study in which you are already a participant or considering being a participant you may ask your local investigator; you are also welcome to contact the Clinical Research Unit at clinical.research@ydh.nhs.uk

Further Information

Should you need further information please refer to our privacy notice statement.

You can find out more about research and about the use of patient information in studies on the Health Research Authority website.