The practice is committed to audit its organisational and clinical care with a view to improving its standards. From time to time we will become involved with outside bodies in research work such as the Medical Research Council (MRC), The Health Improvement Network (THIN) and the General Practice Research Database (GPRD). Where patients’ records are used for research purposes this is done in such a way to ensure anonymity. If this is not possible, patients will be contacted prior to any information leaving the practice. We assure you that this practice is committed to protecting your confidentiality at all times.