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1 CLRN RESEARCH MIDWIFE PERSPECTIVE By Nicky Grace RM, MA

2 AIMS OF THE SESSION Identifying potential recruits Taking consent Data collection Resources

3 Identifying Potential Recruits Engage obstetricians and midwives. Launch Give information at meetings such as caesarean section meetings and perinatal meetings. If possible, arrange lunchtime seminars and publicise.

4 Identifying Potential Recruits Send out basic information s to let all staff know the study has been launched and give research midwife contacts. Carry a research phone. Place the eligibility cards strategically. Consider marketing tools such as business cards with contact details.

5 Identifying Potential Recruits Antenatal clinic – research midwife ideally will spend time every day on antenatal clinic – nothing beats personal contact for recruitment. Ensure plenty of participant information leaflets available on antenatal clinic. Make it VERY easy for staff to refer – use a communication book so if research midwife is not available, staff can put details (eg sticky label) of eligible women to be contacted. At ANC booking visit or 20 week scan, try to ensure potentially eligible women have participant information sheet. Use local contacts – community midwives?

6 CONSENT Encourage Consultants and Registrars to go on delegation log – need GCP training and research CV. In ANC, between 36 and 39 weeks, woman given participant information sheet (possibly for 2 nd time) either by research midwife or consultant – ideally given 24 hours to absorb, but she is able to consent before this if she fully understands Consultant can give information and take consent, or can give info and Research Midwife can take consent

7 CONSENT Important to record details of everyone approached on the screening log Very important that women do not feel pressure – use judgement to ensure women have genuine understanding. If women are approached sensitively and given time to ask questions and discuss everything, we should have a low drop-out rate.

8 DATA COLLECTION Use the database (eCRF) to record main outcomes. Will probably need the patient records. Childbirth experience questionnaire – woman can either complete this herself or research midwife can complete with her. AEs and SAEs – it should only be a genuinely unexpected or serious outcome, not something commonly associated with pregnancy.

9 RESOURCES Participant information sheet Website Facebook Page Ideas?? – Youtube channel? Blog?

10 CONCLUSION Each Centre will have its own individual opportunities. Feel free to call either Kate Walker, Jim Thornton or me at Nottingham if you need to discuss anything. GO FOR IT!

11 Contact details Chief Investigator: Professor Jim Thornton Trial Manager: Dr Kate Walker Research Midwife: Nicky Grace Research mobile:


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