Can you give me some assurances?

  • The information cannot and will not be used to identify the health / financial circumstances of any named individual.
  • The information collected from your records will be held securely with no direct personal identifiers (e.g. name, address) – like all other data collected by NCDS.
  • No directly identifiable personal information (e.g. names and addresses) is provided to researchers.
  • This information cannot and will not be used to identify individuals claiming benefits fraudulently.
  • Giving permission will have no impact on any current or future benefit claims.
  • The information from your records will only be used by academic and social policy researchers for non-commercial research.
  • Your decision whether or not to allow us to add information from your records will not affect your participation in the study.