Heywood Family Practice contributes to the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD)

Information in patient records is important for medical research to develop new treatments and test the safety of medicines. This practice supports medical research by sending some of this information from patient records to CPRD in an anonymised format.

CPRD is a government organisation that provides anonymised patient data for research to improve patient and public health. You cannot be identified from the information sent to CPRD. If you do not want anonymised information from your patient record to be used in research, you can opt out by asking your doctor or your practice manager. Further information is available by visiting www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters.

For more information about how your data is used by cprd please visit: www.cprd.com/public