Funding for this research was provided by:
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Policy Research Programme (PR-PRU-0916-22003)
Received: 11 November 2022
Accepted: 15 February 2023
First Online: 27 February 2023
: This study was performed in accordance with the World Medical Association’s Declaration of Helsinki, a statement of ethical principles for medical research involving human subjects. The study was approved on 13 January 2021 by the Psychiatry, Nursing and Midwifery Research Ethics Subcommittee (PNM RESC) at King’s College London with Ethical Clearance Reference Number HR-20/21-20911.A copy of the study information sheet was attached to the first email sent by the research team to all potential participants before interviews were scheduled. Consent was recorded on the day of the interview, immediately before each interview. The interviewer read aloud statements 1–11 on the consent form and participants consented, or not, to each in turn, including statement 1 (‘I confirm that I have read and understood the information sheet dated [version #] for the above project. I have had the opportunity to consider the information and asked questions which have been answered to my satisfaction.’) and statement 9 (‘I agree to the use of anonymous quotations from my interview being used in research presentations and reports’.) These short recordings have been retained as proof of informed consent.
: Not applicable. No identifiable participant data has been included.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.