Participants can withdraw from the Tissue Bank at any time without providing a reason. Withdrawal will not affect your healthcare or legal rights.

Please note that it is NOT necessary to withdraw from the Tissue Bank 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.

There are two options for withdrawing your data from the cohort, which are described below.

  • No Further Contact: We will not contact you again. We may continue to use samples and information provided previously, and to obtain and use further information from your health records.
  • No Further Access: We will not contact you again or obtain further information about you. We will anonymise the records we hold about you by erasing all personally identifying information linked to your data. Some personal identifiers stored in secure archives may remain for the lifetime of the archive, but will not be used again.

You can inform the Study team of your withdrawal by downloading the withdrawal form here, then return the paper or scanned copy to the address shown on the form.

Please do not hesitate to contact a member of the research team at [email protected] if you have any queries about the way we use your data or samples in the Study.

Withdrawal Form