SOP 355 Establishing Identity of Participants V2


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This SOP describes the process by which staff involved in clinical research establish the identity of a potential participant or participant in clinical research and complies with the principles of Good Clinical Practice.
NNUH and UEA define establishing participant identity as ‘the process of ensuring that the correct person is confirmed before sharing of information communication consultation and/or before the initiation of any procedure care and/or treatment occurs.
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