Confidentiality & consent

Confidentiality and consent


All your answers will be made anonymous and only used for research purposes. No identifiable information will be given to anyone else. 


If you agree, we will occasionally send you questionnaires about your health. Also with your permission, the researchers will look at your NHS health records (your prescriptions, diagnoses, and GP/hospital visits).


Once you have completed the Health Questionnaire you will then be eligible to take part in health studies with our researchers. If you agree we will also contact you about health research studies that you might be interested in.


It is completely up to you whether or not you decide to take part in these additional health studies or whether or not you fill in any more Health Questionnaires.


You can withdraw your consent from the study at any time. 


If you have any questions about the Health Questionnaire or the Yorkshire Health Study, contact Dr Annette Haywood (Project Manager), at the University of Sheffield, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield, S1 4 DA. Tel: 0114 2220802


Watch our video on confidentiality to find out more:



Yorkshire Resident

“I would like to know that my son is being looked after by good health and there is a good health care system set up for him”

Yorkshire Resident

“It’s much easier to build a service around people’s needs rather than making assumptions”

Yorkshire Resident

“I think young people should take part in these kinds of surveys so their needs are met”