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Data processing purposes

Information may be used for health research approved by the Local Research Ethics Committee. If you don’t want to take part in research you can refuse and this will not affect your treatment. If you do take part you will not be identified unless you agree.

Wherever we can we will remove anything that identifies you. If we cannot, your information will only be used for these purposes when you have given your consent. You will not be identified in any publication without your consent.

Further information about use of patient information for health and social care research is available on the NHS Health Research Authority website - click here to read more

Information may also be used for clinical service evaluation authorised and carried out by the hospital team – click here to view the clinical service evaluation privacy notice

Information may be shared with

  • Research sponsors
  • University research teams

Full details of information sharing arrangements will be provided in individual research project documentation.

You can choose whether your confidential patient information is used for research - Click to find out more 

Ripcord 2 study - Privacy notice for study patients - Click here to view

Research study privacy notices

Ripcord 2 study - Privacy notice for study patients - Click here to view

Lawful basis

  • GDPR Article 6(1)(a): the individual (data subject) has given clear consent for you to process their personal data for a specific purpose
  • GDPR Article 9(2)(a): the data subject has given explicit consent to the processing of those personal data for one or more specified purposes
  • GDPR Article 9(2)(h): Processing is necessary for the purposes of preventive or occupational medicine, for the assessment of the working capacity of the employee, medical diagnosis, the provision of health or social care or treatment or the management of health or social care systems and services.
  • GDPR Article 9(2)(j): processing is necessary for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes