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Updated 9 July 2021

Privacy notice

As a participant or potential participant in a research study taking place at Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (DCHFT) we are required to provide you with some basic information about how the Trust uses data for research purposes.

All research studies carried out at DCHFT are conducted according to the guidelines and specifications of the Health Research Authority (HRA). The HRA is a non-departmental public body (NDPB) sponsored by the Department of Health. As the leading authority in England its role is to regulate research with a view to protecting the interests of patients and to promote public participation in health and social care research.

You can find out more about research and about the use of patient information in studies on the Health Research Authority (HRA) website.

If you are considering taking part or you are already participating in a research study which is taking place at DCHFT you can find more comprehensive information about the use of personal information in research from the sponsor of that study. If you don't know the sponsor of the study in which you are already a participant or considering being a participant you may ask your local investigator. You are also welcome to contact the Research and Innovation Department by emailing research@dchft.nhs.uk

Clinical Research Performance reports

To see the reports on our performance of initiating and in delivering research for the last four quarters, please click here.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

​​If anyone has any queries​ about how GDPR affects their data in specific studies they have been involved in at DCHFT, please email research@dchft.nhs.uk