Our recent study to test the use of video as a recruitment tool showed that patients had a better understanding of what the trial was about and what was expected of them and were better prepared with questions. Staff spent less time explaining the study/informed consent and could focus on answering specific questions. Read more about the study here and the benefits of using video in clinical trials.
Consent to treatment is the principle that a person must give permission before they receive any type of medical treatment, test or examination. This must be done on the basis of an explanation but can be time consuming and costly as normally carried out by a clinician. We are exploring the use of video to standardise these messages to ensure patients are better informed, in a consistent way. More information coming soon.