UCLH is a teaching hospital which trains doctors, nurses, midwives and other health professionals. You might often see medical students on the wards, and under supervision, they may help to give you care or tests. We will ask for your consent for medical students to either observe or treat you, and you have the right to refuse if you have any concerns about it. 

UCLH also has a worldwide reputation for medical research and you could be asked to take part in a research project while you are here. We will always ask for your consent and explain fully what such a project may involve.

If you choose not to be looked after by students or not to take part in teaching or research your care will not be affected in any way.