The hospital is currently experiencing a high number of calls from local people regarding the coronavirus.
Please be advised, if you are experiencing symptoms that are similar to those of the coronavirus you should call NHS 111 for advice.
The symptoms of coronavirus are:
But these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness.
The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Call 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.
For more information, visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Clinical research can lead to new treatment or provide evidence of the best available treatments for a clinical condition.
Without research there would be no new ways to treat you. It is just as important to your healthcare as your doctor or your hospital.
Researchers can provide direct benefits to individuals who take part in medical trials and indirect benefits to the population as a whole. Service user records can also be used to identify and invite people to take part in clinical trials, intervention studies, or studies purely using information from medical records.
Where identifiable data is needed for clinical research, service users will be approached by the organisation where treatment was received, to see if they wish to participate in a research study.
If you do not wish your information to be used for research, whether identifiable or non-identifiable, please let your GP practice know.
The data subject has given explicit consent to the processing for one or more specific purposes.
Sometimes research can be undertaken using anonymised or aggregated information that does not identify you. The law does not require us to obtain your consen in this case. However, the organisation holding your information will make notices available on the premises and on the webisre about any research projects that are undertaken.
For further information on clinical research, click here.