DiscoverMe Study

Your practice is taking part in the Discover Me study.

Discover Me is a nationwide research study looking at how health and genetic information can allow us to better understand disease. This study is approved by the National Institute of Health and Research.

By joining Discover Me United Kingdom you can get insights into your health and genetic ancestry.

You can take part if you are aged 18 or over, able to consent for yourself, and your GP practice or online patient service provider is participating in the study.

Why is this study important?

By collecting health and genetic information on thousands of people, Discover Me aims to help us find out why diseases may affect some people more than others. This could help transform healthcare.

As part of Discover Me, you can learn more about your own health and ancestry, supporting you and your GP to make better decisions about your health and care.

I am generally healthy. Why should I take part?

It is important that people at all levels of health join the study, as this helps our understanding of health and disease. We would like you to take part whether you are in good health or have health problems.

What will I have to do as part of this study?

As part of this study, you would:

  • Enrol, which includes providing some details about yourself through our secure online portal.
  • Provide a saliva or mouth swab sample using our straightforward postal collection kit.
  • Allow information from your health and care records and other sources to be collected and used alongside your sample.
  • Agree to be contacted in the future by the research team about this study and other new research studies.
  • Choose whether to receive information on your genetic ancestry from your sample and some of your health information from your health and care records.

If you would like more information on the Discover Me study please go to:

Members area