If a potential participant (patient) in Scotland is identified as lacking capacity to provide consent for themselves at the time a decision or action needs to be taken, reasonable steps will be taken to obtain consent on behalf of the patient. As per the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000, where possible, consent will be obtained from a Personal Legal Representative (i.e. a Welfare Guardian or Attorney, or from the patient’s nearest relative if a Welfare Guardian or Attorney is not in place). If reasonable steps to contact a Personal Legal Representative in Scotland fail, then the patient will not be recruited into this study.
NB: For adults with incapacity in England and Wales: please see the appropriate information page, by clicking “here”.
Displayed below are Information Sheets for Personal Legal Representatives (in Scotland) who are interested in finding out more about the study.
You should first read the ‘Summary Information Sheet’. If you are interested to know more, and when it is feasible, you should read the ‘Detailed Information Sheet’. If preferred, you can download the information sheet(s) by clicking on the ‘Download’ option that is underneath each display.
If there are any parts of the information sheet(s) that you do not understand, or if you would like further information, you can speak with a member of your local participating hospital (site) research team. Alternatively, you can contact the RELIEF Central Study Office; see contact information, “here”.
(1) SUMMARY Information Sheet (version 2.0, 13JUL2021)
(2) DETAILED Information Pack (version 2.0, 13JUL2021)
“Please note: some of the hospital (site) contact details in the detailed information sheet(s) displayed are currently ‘highlighted/blank’. This is because they are display templates that will be updated by each of the participating sites (hospitals) so that their local contact details are included.”