Commitment to Research

Cynon Vale Medical Practice has a passionate interest into ongoing clinical and medical research, and we contribute to a number of projects each year. You may see posters in our waiting rooms promoting current projects, and if they interest you please speak to a member of the team. In addition, information in patient records is important for medical research to develop new treatments and test the safety of medicines.

The practice contributes to the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) and The Health Improvement Network (THIN). CPRD is a government organisation that provides anonymised patient data for research to improve patient and public health. The Health Improvement Network (THIN) database is a large UK general practice database which contains anonymised longitudinal patient records from over 500 practices (about 6% of the population) You cannot be identified from the information sent to CPRD or to THIN.

However, if you do not want anonymised information from your patient record to be used in research you can opt out by speaking to one of the team.