Infant Journal
for neonatal and paediatric healthcare professionals

Neonatal Research Priority Setting Partnership: help wanted

Katie Evans
Neonatal Research Priority Setting Partnership Project Co-ordinator and Clinical Research Fellow in Neonatal Medicine at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

Chris Gale
Academic Neonatologist and Neonatal Society Meeting Secretary

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perinatal post-mortem consent; consent training; bereavement care
Key points
  1. National recommendations state that all consent takers should be trained and specifically approved to take consent for a post-mortem examination. A lack of specialist training is a barrier to consent.
  2. Our survey found that the Sands pre-requisites for training consent takers are not being met. Consent takers desire standardised, accessible and free training. Encompassing the findings, an interactive e-learning resource has been developed to meet the consent takers’ needs.

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