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Data linkage

Thank you for taking part in Enhancing active life and living well: the IDEAL study.

You can give the research team permission to get further information about your health from records that the NHS and public organisations hold about you. This includes information such as visits to hospitals, length of stay in hospital, contact with health professionals (such as General Practitioners and community nurses), information on any health problems, and when people pass away, the date and cause of their death.

We call this way of collecting information ‘data linkage’. While we can learn about people’s lives and experiences by direct questions, it is sometimes easier to obtain information from other sources and this is what we hope to do by data linkage.

Read our Information Sheet for Participants on Data Linkage: Data Linkage PIS Participant

Read our Information Sheet for Personal Consultee on Data Linkage: Data Linkage PC PIS