Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, participates in and supports health and social care research. During any research study that you have agreed to participate in, information about you is collected in order to conduct the study and for analyses. On some occasions information that has already been collected for your normal care is then re-used for research purposes.

For more details on the use of patient information in research, please visit the Health Research Authority’s website by clicking on the following link: https://www.hra.nhs.uk/information-about-patients

The Data Protection Act 2018 and EU General Data Protection Regulations govern the management of personal information held by all organisations in the UK. We need to handle personal information about you so that we can provide services for you.

For more details on the recent update to the General Data Protection Regulations which came into force on 25 May 2018, please visit the Health Research Authority’s website by clicking on the following link:
https://www.hra.nhs.uk/planning-and-improving-research/policies-standards-legislation/data-protection-and-information-governance/