We welcome Ballantyne & Schaefer’s discussion of the issues concerning consent and use of health data for research. In response to their acknowledgement of the need for public debate and discussion, we provide evidence from our own public consultation on this topic.
- informed consent
- information technology
- patient perspective
- research ethics
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Contributors NH, AMF and AJ: conducted the patient consultation. NH: prepared the initial draft and subsequent versions of this manuscript. All authors contributed to the conception of the work, commented on the initial draft and approved the final version of the manuscript.
Funding This work was supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care South London (NIHR CLAHRC South London) at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The views expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR, or the Department of Health and Social Care.
Competing interests None declared.
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