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Informed Consent

Who is this course for?

The course is aimed at site staff involved in the conduct of studies once they have been accepted onto the NIHR Portfolio. Individuals involved in the design and management of portfolio studies are able to access this course but should be aware that it will not address their specific needs.

Expected Learning Outcomes

Following the module, participants will have a demonstrable understanding of the background and practical implications of Informed Consent. This understanding is intended to be a foundation for action about translating principles into practice and give participants the confidence to take a proactive role in improving processes and standards within their own work area.


This module is designed to enhance understanding and practice related to receiving consent, building on participants’ understanding of the Principles of GCP. The session has a practical focus with the key aim being that participants know what to do to when they return to their workplace to ensure that the rights, safety and well-being of patients are always protected during the consent process.

Individuals attending this session should already have a good understanding of GCP This module is expected to supplement that understanding and as such is not sufficient in itself to provide the participant with an understanding of GCP as a whole.

Checking Dates

A list of all the East midlands workforce Development Face to Face sessions is available on the main NIHR website and can be found here:


You can check details such as dates, times and locations on these pages but booking must be made through the NIHR Learn system. More details on how to do this are below.


Booking for this course is now done on CRN's new learning platform, NIHR Learn (formerly known as CRN Learn).

To book on click on the blue button below. You will need a NIHR Learn account but, if you haven't got one, it is easy to set up.

Note that the system requires that you use a reasonably up to date web-browser – or Google Chrome – or Firefox – or Safari if using a mobile device.

Booking onto a course

You can see which courses are coming up and which ones are near you by clicking the button below:

This link will take you to a page on the national NIHR Learn so you will need an account. If you're not logged in already, you may need to log in using your NIHR account details. If you haven't got an NIHR account you can find out what you need to do here.