Informed Consent

The aim of this one-day workshop is to provide delegates with a practical overview of the process and requirements for seeking informed consent to undertake research in the NHS.

During the day we will have the opportunity to examine:

  • the nature of informed consent for research and consider the essential components of informed consent
  • the legal and ethical requirements with which researchers must comply when seeking informed consent for research
  • and finally consider the importance of the role of the researcher in obtaining  informed consent
  • The afternoon session will consider preparation of participant information sheets and consent forms with a focus on what should be included and how it should or could be written and presented.

The final session of the day allows discussion of how informed consent should be managed in more complex situations, including research involving children and those who lack capacity to give informed consent. We will also explore the various situations where nurses may be receiving consent for genetic, epidemiological, translational research studies and clinical trials.

Course Facilitators: Dr Leslie Gelling and Kelly Gleason