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Health Charities

CLAN Cancer Support

CLAN Cancer Support is a local charity providing emotional and practical support to people affected by cancer, their family, carers and friends, free of charge. Services available include information and support, counselling, complementary therapies, social and wellbeing activities and dedicated support for children and families. Services are available at 11 local support and wellbeing centres located across north-east Scotland.
www.clanhouse.org

Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

YouthHealthTalk
Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.

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RESEARCH 

The staff at this practice record information about you and your health so that you can receive the right care and treatment.  We need to record this information, together with the details of the care you receive, because it may be needed if we see you again.

 

We may use some of this information for other reasons, for example, to help us to protect the health of the general public generally, to plan for the future, to train staff and to carry out medical and other health research for the benefit of everyone.

 

We are currently involved in research studies for which we provide anonymised information from patients’ notes.  You cannot be identified in any way from this information as none of your personal details are given to researchers.  Individual patients’ records are added into a much larger anonymous database, containing records from millions of patients across the UK.  This information is used by researchers outside this practice.  The database to which we contribute anonymised records is known as The Health Improvement Network (THIN) [1] .  This data may be anonymously linked to other data, such as hospital data. This database is managed by a company outside the NHS which does not have access to your personal details, only to anonymous medical records.  The data are used for research into such topics as drug safety, disease patterns, prescribing patterns, health economics and public health.  Many of these studies provide useful information to medical staff on diseases, the use of drugs or outcomes of disease or treatment.

 

These studies may be performed by academic researchers or commercial companies amongst others.  However, no researcher has access to your full details such as your name and address, initials or your full date of birth.  The researchers are not given information about the GP nor the practice name, address or post code.

                                          

If you would like to opt out of this data collection scheme, please let your doctor know and no data from your records will be collected for use in research.  This will not affect your care in any way.

 

If anything to do with the research would require that you provide additional information about yourself, you will be contacted to see if you are willing to take part: You will not be identified in any published results.

 

Note that you have a right of access to your health records.  If at any time you would like to know more, or have any concerns about how we use your information, you can speak to Marion Taylor, Practice Manager, on telephone number 01561 377258.

 
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