Locations:

Wing Surgery, 46 Stewkley Road, Wing, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 0NE | Telephone: 01296 681814 / 688949

Wing Surgery, 46 Stewkley Road, Wing, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 0NE

Telephone: 01296 681814 / 688949

Whitchurch Surgery, 49 Oving Road, Whitchurch, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP22 4JF | Telephone: 01296 641203

Whitchurch Surgery, 49 Oving Road, Whitchurch, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP22 4JF

Telephone: 01296 641203

Winslow Health Centre, Avenue Road, Winslow, Bucks, MK18 3DP | Telephone: 01296 713434 | 3whealth.secretaries@nhs.net

Winslow Health Centre, Avenue Road, Winslow, Bucks, MK18 3DP

Telephone: 01296 713434

3whealth.secretaries@nhs.net

Clinical Research Network

Taking part in Research

3W Health is involved in medical research and from time to time you may be approached to take part. Taking part in research is voluntary: you can freely accept or decline, and this will NOT affect the care that you receive in any way. Even if you agree to take part, you can still withdraw at any time, without having to provide justification. Withdrawing from a study will NOT affect the care we provide for you.

All research projects carried out at 3W Health have been thoroughly checked and approved by the relevant health authorities and ethical committees, ensuring it is appropriate and safe to perform. You will always receive clear information about what taking part in a research study would involve and will have the opportunity to ask questions and obtain further details about a study. All projects are fully compliant with all UK laws (including GDPR).

  • You may receive a text message, email or a letter in the post offering you the opportunity to take part in a study (the letter will include some information about the project).
  • Your doctor or nurse may also discuss research opportunities during your usual appointment.
  • You may also be approached by a member of the study team in the waiting area; be assured that this person and their activity will have been approved by the practice.

What you will be asked to do as part of the research will vary from study to study. The Patient Information Sheet for each project will detail what is expected of you. The study team is also there to answer all questions you may have.

Things you may want to know

  • Participation in research is entirely voluntary and you have the right to say ‘No’. Nobody will put pressure on you to take part in research if you do not wish to.  You do not have to give us a reason if you decide not to take part.
  • Your care and your relationship with your doctor or nurse will not be affected in any way if you decide not to take part in a research study.
  • You will always receive clear information about what taking part in a research study would involve. The practice will usually provide you with a patient information sheet; then, if you agree to take part, the study team will explain the study to you in more detail and you will have the opportunity to ask questions about it.
  • Nobody from outside this practice will be given your contact details or have access to your medical records without your prior consent. If you do agree to take part in a study, you will be asked to sign a consent form – this will clearly state which parts of your notes (if any) may be looked at for the purposes of the research.
  • You will not be asked to take part in a large number of studies. Most researchers are very specific about the criteria that people need to meet in order to enter their study.  Usually this means that only a relatively small number of patients at the practice will be suitable for any one study.

Your data for research (GDPR guidelines and Anonymous data)

If you do agree to take part in a study, you will be asked to sign a consent form. This will clearly state which parts of your medical notes (if any) may be looked at for the purposes of the research study. Nobody from outside your practice organisation will be given your contact details or have access to your medical records without your prior consent.

What if I don’t want to get involved in research?

We recognise that some people may not want to receive information about research studies by post or text message. If you do not want to be contacted about research studies that we may run at the practice in the future, please let us know. If you change your mind at a later date, you can still opt back in at any time

To opt out of participating in any research studies visit the NHS Your Data Matters website to set your preferences

Research in the NHS in collaboration with the National Institute for Health Research (National Institute for Health and Care Research)

The NHS is committed to the innovation, and to the promotion, conduct and use of research to improve the current and future health and care of the population

Clinical Research is a major driver of innovation and central to NHS practice for maintaining and developing high standards of patient care. Participating in Clinical research allows patients to get access to new interventions, treatments and medicines. Ultimately, investment in research means better and more cost-effective care for patients.

The National Institute for Health Research (National Institute for Health and Care Research) is the nation’s largest funder of health and care research and provides the people, facilities and technology that enables research to thrive. Working in partnership with the NHS, universities, local government, other research funders, patients and the public, they deliver and enable world-class research that transforms people’s lives, promotes economic growth and advances science.

3W Health is part of a network of local practices participating in research activities under the banner of National Institute for Health and Care Research Clinical Research Network: Thames Valley and South Midlands (National Institute for Health and Care Research CRN TVSM). The CRN TVSM is hosted by Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and covers Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and Oxfordshire.

Click here to find out more about the work of the National Institute for Health and Care Research

Support for Primary Care Research

The National Institute for Health Research works with researchers and primary care practitioners such as GPs, practice nurses, pharmacists and dentists to promote the successful delivery of research studies in the NHS. We support a wide range of research including studies which look at:

  • Promoting a healthier lifestyle
  • Disease diagnosis and prevention
  • Management of long-term illnesses such as diabetes or hypertension
  • Prevention of future ill-health
  • Treating common conditions such as influenza

Following GDPR guidelines and ensuring your data is protected

Health talk: Patient and public involvement in research

Clinical Research Network – Patient Research Experience Survey

 

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