Accrual and Recruitment

Workshop: Improving accrual and recruitment conduct in clinical trials with children and other patients unable to consent for themselves

  • Date: May 5, 2011 at 10:00- 16:30
  • Venue: Liverpool Medical Institution, Liverpool


  1. inform practitioners, researchers and ethicists about the RECRUIT study findings and other relevant research on how patients/families perceive being approached about clinical trials
  2. discuss the potential role that supporting practitioners and improving their experience of approaching patients/families about trials might have in helping to optimise recruitmen
  3. tidentify how practitioners might best be supported in recruiting patients/families to trials


The meeting generated a high level of interest and was well attended with 117 delegates including research nurses, physicians , clinical trial unit staff (e.g. trial co-ordinators), parents, ethics committee members and social scientists. Most were working on children’s trials, although delegates working on other trials involving proxy consent (e.g. stroke and dementia) were also represented.

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