Public Workshop in Dundee: Your Data and Health Research

SHIP is a Scotland-wide research programme exploring ways of collecting, managing and analysing Electronic Patient Records for health research. The public workshops will be an opportunity to hear more about SHIP and about the ways in which personal medical data are currently used in research as well as being a chance for members of the public to contribute their own views.

The first of these workshops will be held in Dundee (at the Apex Hotel) on Saturday 3rd March 2012. We are keen to involve a wide range of members of the public in these workshops. If you know of anyone who you think might be interested in this please do pass the information on, and if you have any suggestions of contacts that would also be greatly appreciated.

The workshops are free to attend and open to everyone, however we ask that participants register in advance by contacting Brenda Saetta (email: brenda.saetta @ed.ac.uk tel: 0131 651 1832) preferably by Monday 27th February.

Each workshop will include presentations from representatives of SHIP and the Information Services Division (ISD) of NHS Scotland as well as small group discussions and voting on key questions relating to how personal medical data is used in research. Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.

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