Funding for this research was provided by:
Health Services and Delivery Research Programme (14/21/45)
Received: 22 June 2018
Accepted: 20 May 2019
First Online: 11 June 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Health Research Authority (HRA) approval was obtained for Phase 1 of the study (IRAS 193932). Research ethics committee review was not sought as this is not normally required for research involving NHS or social care staff recruited as research participants by virtue of their professional role. ExternalRef removed (see p12: 2.3.14). Staff who took part in interviews provided verbal or written consent prior to taking part. Survey participants were informed that their completion and return of the anonymised survey would be taken as their consent to take part.
: Staff who took part in interviews received an information leaflet about the study prior to participation informing them that, <i>“the results will also be published and presented so they can be shared with other healthcare professionals and researchers. All data that is shared will be anonymised so that staff members and families cannot be identified”.</i> The following statement was also included on the consent form, <i>“I understand that any direct quotations from interviews between the researcher and I will be completely anonymous and confidential, and I agree that quotations can be used in presentations and publications”.</i>
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.