Welsh Government

Valid Informed Consent in Research

Facilitators: Health and Care Research Wales Training Facilitators

Course Outline:

The process of receiving informed consent is a key component of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) in research. This half day course is aimed at research staff working in the NHS and social care settings who are involved in the recruitment of people to research studies. 

Topics covered within the course include an awareness of the law and consent, the consent process, the skills and knowledge necessary and ethical issues in consent. Delegates will be expected to participate in group work exploring legal and ethical issues in consent within research scenarios. 

Please note a certificate of attendance will only be issued if delegates complete all elements of the training. Times will be confirmed on receipt of the registration form.

  This course is accredited by the CPD Certification Service (4 Hours)


Following the training, participants will be able to:

  • explore patient and public perceptions and the challenges of informed consent;
  • describe the legal framework relating to receiving informed consent in research, including the incapacitated adult and children;
  • explore the practical application of ethical principles in the day to day conduct of informed consent in research;
  • link quality informed consent processes to the GCP guidelines. 

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