Can I withdraw from the Study?

Answer: 

Yes, you can withdraw your consent from the Study at any time without giving reasons. Withdrawal will not affect your healthcare or legal rights.

Please note that it is NOT necessary to withdraw from the Study just because you have retired from the Police Service or have moved to a job where you don't use the Airwave system.  Your continued membership of the cohort is valuable to the ongoing research and we hope you will stay with us.

You can inform the Study team of your wish by phone or email or letter, and we will send you a withdrawal form.  There are three degrees of withdrawal and we would ask that you make clear which you are opting for when you contact us:

  1. No Further Contact: means that you will not be contacted again by the Study.  The Study could, however, continue to use samples and information provided previously, and to obtain and use further information from your health records.
  2. No Further Access: The Study would no longer contact you or obtain further information about you; but we could still use information and samples provided previously.
  3. No Further Use: In addition to no longer contacting you or obtaining further information about you, any information or samples collected previously will be destroyed, and no longer be made available to Study.  Please not that it is not possible to remove data from analyses that have already been completed

If we can help you make up your mind, please contact Dr. Deepa Singh on 020 7594 3249.