SOP 345 v1.3 – Indentifying Patients on Hospital Admission SOP 345 v1.3
The aim of this SOP is to describe the procedures to be followed to ensure there is sufficient information within NNUH patient information systems patient notes and electronic records to allow identification of patients that are involved in Clinical Trials on hospital admission. This identification is necessary to ensure that staff are aware that the participant is part of a clinical trial involving medicine and/or treatment that might impact on their care. It also allows trial investigators to be aware that their participant has received additional care outside of the trial and to assess if these events influence their trial participation and to complete the necessary paperwork.
Clinical GuidelinesThis guideline has been approved by the Trust's Clinical Guidelines Assessment Panel as an aid to the diagnosis and management of relevant patients and clinical circumstances. Not every patient or situation fits neatly into a standard guideline scenario and the guideline must be interpreted and applied in practice in the light of prevailing clinical circumstances, the diagnostic and treatment options available and the professional judgement, knowledge and expertise of relevant clinicians. It is advised that the rationale for any departure from relevant guidance should be documented in the patient's case notes.
The Trust's guidelines are made publicly available as part of the collective endeavour to continuously improve the quality of healthcare through sharing medical experience and knowledge. The Trust accepts no responsibility for any misunderstanding or misapplication of this document.