Your consent

If you're interested in learning more about any of our research studies, you can contact us and we will arrange for one of our researchers to chat with you. At no point are you under any obligation to take part.

Our researchers will explain all aspects of a study in detail and answer any questions you may have. You'll be given a participant information sheet that has further details about taking part in the study, to read at your convenience. If you are eligible to take part in a study, we will then ask for your informed consent to participate.

If, during this process, we need to access your clinical notes to assess whether a study is suitable for you, or whether you are eligible to take part, we'll only do so with your explicit consent.

You can withdraw from a study at any time and this will not affect your clinical care.

You can see our privacy statement on our research governance page.