Project snapshot – Deferred consent process


The objectives of the “Qualitative evaluation of a deferred consent process in paediatric emergency research” study are to explore the attitudes of parents to the concept of deferred consent; highlight the limitations that parents will place on the use/provision of deferred consent and to expand knowledge about the limitations of informed consent and deferred consent.


Deferred consent currently has 20 patients enrolled as at 21/7/16.

Recruitment stats

  • 60 letters of invitation sent out
  • 20 enrolled
  • 1 opted out

Sites currently recruiting

  • Townsville – 20 enrolled
  • RCH – 0 enrolled (to commence interviews 26/7/16)

Sites soon to commence

  • Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital

Recruitment at Townsville Hospital is complete with 20 interviews conducted. Subsequently, the transcribing of interviews and analysis of data is in progress. The RCH is currently scheduling interviews, which will commence next week. LCCH has submitted governance and PHA applications and is waiting for approval.

Qualitative evaluation of a deferred consent process in High Flow Nasal Cannula Treatment for Infants with Bronchiolitis – PARIS RCT multicentre international will be commencing at Townsville, LCCH and GCUH soon. It has ethics approval and it is currently in the governance process at these sites.