Consent to use a patient’s personal confidential information should be explicitly sought at six months post-stroke.
There are two stages to asking for consent from competent participants:
- Informing: Giving the participant full information about what SSNAP is and what they are consenting to. The participant should be given time to reflect on the information and ask questions, they should be under no pressure to respond immediately. Click here to view our downloadable patient information sheets.
- Obtaining consent: Consent should be obtained before the record is entered on to SSNAP (prospectively). Consent for SSNAP can be obtained verbally or in written form. Click here to view our downloadable consent forms.
If the patient refuses consent, click here.
Please note, the national data opt-out does not apply where explicit consent has been obtained from the patient for the specific purpose. It is important that explicit consent is sought during the six month assessment.
To find out more about the NDOO, click here.