Corfe Castle Surgery, along with all other Purbeck Surgeries, is a RCGP Research Ready practice and is part of the Primary Care Research Network, which is one of the organisations that the NHS uses to conduct research.
We take part in high quality medical research which helps improve the health and wellbeing of the nation. Please note that taking part in any study is entirely voluntary and if you decline to take part it will not affect your current or future treatment in any way.
We also have a lawful obligation to provide the Health and Social Care Information Centre with information where national research is being undertaken.
We have recently chosen two studies to be part of; DARE and Internet Doctor.
DARE is a study for diabetic patients exploring the inherited and environmental causes of diabetes. This is supported and administered by Dorset HealthCare University Foundation Trust, Juniper Lodge, Community Office, Poundbury West Industrial Estate, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 9PG. You can telephone them on 01305 367 055 if you have any queries.
Internet Dr is open to all patients over 18 giving access to a tailored interactive website. Internet Dr is supported and administered by Southampton University, Faculty of Medicine, Aldermoor Health Centre, Aldermoor Close, Southampton, SO16 5ST. You can telephone them on 023 8024 1057 if you have any queries.
We believe that as well as “giving back,” both of these studies would benefit any patient who chooses to participate.
We use Docmail, a secure mailing service, for sending out some information letters when we need to contact large numbers of patients: This can be very time consuming for us and by using Docmail we are able to focus more time on patients. This is permissible under guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and the company is fully compliant with Data Protection laws and meets the rigorous requirements laid down by the Department of Health. You can be assured that the only personal information passed on will be your name and address. The information will be stored for 28 days and then destroyed. It will not be passed on to any third parties.
The company details are:-
CFH Total Document Management
St Peters Park
Tel: (01761) 409701
If you would like any more information on our Confidentiality, Research or any other policy, or if you would like to “opt out” of the research we perform, please speak with Clare Tuck directly or email email@example.com
Last updated on 13 August 2013.
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