The research team at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital will be using information from you and/or your medical records in order to undertake the studies and acts as the data controller. This means that we are responsible for looking after your information and using it properly. The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will keep identifiable information about you for 15 years after the study has finished.
Your right to access, change or move your information is limited, as we need to manage your information in specific ways in order for the research to be reliable and accurate. If you withdraw from the study, we will keep the information about you that we have already obtained. To safeguard your rights, we will use the minimum personally-identifiable information possible.
The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will use your name, NHS number and contact details to contact you about the research study, and make sure that relevant information about the study is recorded for your care, and to oversee the quality of the study. Individuals from The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and regulatory organisations may look at your medical and research records to check the accuracy of the research study. The only people in The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust who will have access to research information that identifies you will be people who need to contact you regarding the study you are participating in, or audit the data collection process. The people who analyse the information will not be able to identify you and will not be able to find out your name, NHS number or contact details, unless you consent to this when deciding whether to take part in the study. You can find out more about how we use your information here. (www.hra.nhs.uk)