Patient Information and Research

As SASH is a research active Trust, patients and relatives may be approached to discuss taking part in research, and medical records may be reviewed by the clinical research team.

All data is handled in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018.

For further details on the uses of your information please speak to one of the following:

  • Your healthcare professional
  • The Trust Patient Advice Liaison Service (PALS) -


If you are taking part in a research study, you can find out more about the use of patient information for the particular study you are taking part in from the research team or the study sponsor – the details can be found on the information you were given when you agreed to take part.

All research is undertaken with the appropriate regulatory and ethical approvals – the Health Research Authority also has information on the use of patient information for health and care research.

If you’d like to find out more about why and how patient data is used in research do also visit the ‘Understanding Patient Data’ website.

To learn about opting out of sharing your information you can visit our National Data Opt Out pages.