The Practice contributes anonymous patient data to a national database, which is used for healthcare research. The Practice receives training from the company aggregating the data to help improve quality in its computer records. The local research ethics committee has approved the data collection scheme and no patient will be identifiable to anyone outside the practice. If you would like to opt out of this scheme please let your doctor know and no data will be collected from your records or used in research. This will not affect your care in any way.