Funding for this research was provided by:
British Geriatrics Society
Received: 19 March 2019
Accepted: 5 June 2019
First Online: 20 June 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: In line with guidance from the National Health Service (NHS) Health Research Authority (HRA) on defining research, this survey is consistent with service evaluation; therefore, submission to a Research Ethics Committee (REC) was not required. All doctors who responded were fully informed and participated voluntarily. All responses were confidential and anonymous. Consent to participate was not required, as per HRA guidance (HRA Guidance on applying a proportionate approach to the process of seeking consent v1.01 FINAL; Section 2.6. Consent in postal/self-completion surveys).
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.