Distance remote Consenting for Children and Neonates in Research Studies V1
This SOP describes the process for seeking informed consent for a neonate or child to potentially enter a clinical trial in circumstances where it is not possible for parents/legal guardians to come to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital to meet the clinical/research team in person and in time to allow the usual face-to-face consenting discussions
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.
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