Welcome to HealthWise Wales.

Taking part in HealthWise Wales is voluntary. If you join and then change your mind, you can leave the study at any time.

We will keep the information that you share with us. It will be held securely by Cardiff University and the NHS Wales Informatics Service. Names and personal details will be stored in a different place to all other study information.

The study has been approved by the Wales Research Ethics Committee 3 (Wales REC3).

Please read the information on the following pages before agreeing to take part in the study.

If you would like further details, you can find these in the 'About the Study' section.

By taking part, you are agreeing to:

  • 1. Provide us with your contact details (e.g. name, address, email address, phone number) and some personal details (e.g. sex, date of birth, ethnic group).
  • 2. Answer some questions about your lifestyle and health.
  • 3. Allow us to use your details to access and use the information in your routinely collected NHS records.
  • 4. Be contacted every 6 months or so by the study team, to give us information about your lifestyle, health and wellbeing.
  • 5. Be contacted to take part in events where we ask you about the topics we should be studying.
  • 6. Be contacted by the study team about other studies that you may want to take part in.
  • 7. Be contacted with news and updates about HealthWise Wales in our newsletter.
  • 8. Allow us to share anonymous information with other researchers if they have scientific and ethical approval for the questions that they would like to answer with the information, and have the right training.

By agreeing to take part, you also declare that:

  1. 1. You have read and understood the information on this website.
  2. 2. You are currently living in Wales, or using health services in Wales.
  3. 3. You are aged 16+.

If you do not understand any of the above information, you can contact us to discuss:

  1. 1. By phone on 0800 9 172 172 (free from most landlines) or 02920 768 090. Our office hours are 8.00 am to 6.00 pm, Monday to Friday.
  2. 2. By email on healthwisewales@cardiff.ac.uk

If you don't want to take part, you don't have to do anything. Thank you for reading this far.

Now that you understand what is involved, do you agree to take part in the HealthWise Wales study?

To join the study, please enter your email address, select a password, and press the 'I agree' button.

(Please ensure that your password is at least 8 characters long, is a mix of upper and lower case letters and contains at least one number.)

Please answer all questions that are marked with asterisks (*) as they are mandatory.

In order to complete your registration you will need to fill in the personal information below.

We will use the details you provide to link to your other routinely collected data, such as visits to your GP and hospital. You cannot be identified from any of your medical data as it is not stored with your name and address.

Please answer all questions that are marked with asterisks (*) as they are mandatory.

To ensure that you are able to register successfully please tick the box below to pass our security check.