Partnering With Consumers
Partnering with Consumers
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) has introduced standards for the conduct of clinical trials in Australia, called The National Clinical Trials Governance Framework.
Under Standard 2 “Partnering with Consumers”;
To create an organisation in which there are mutually beneficial outcomes by having:
Consumers as partners in planning, design, delivery, measurement and evaluation of systems to deliver clinical trial services
Trial participants and patients as partners in their own care, to the extent that they choose.
The Sydney Local Health District HREC is encouraging investigators to take steps towards involving consumer involvement in clinical trial planning, and to demonstrate this has occurred through evidence of team meeting notes and details added to the Protocol (under a new section). Alternatively, please complete the SLHD Consumer Engagement Plan.
The Committee will review progress of the plan upon review of the study's first annual progress report and/or when subsequent amendments to the Protocol/Participant Information Statement have been submitted. SLHD staff members can find additional resources on the page and are invited to attend the monthly Clinical Trials Drop-in Clinic or Governance Drop-in Clinic to seek further advice or assistance.
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