Pre-Screening by Beaumont Hospital employees
Amendments to the Health Research Regulations took effect on the 21st January 2021 - see government announcement
As a result, Beaumont Hospital employees can now conduct pre-screening i.e. access and view the records of Beaumont Hospital patients with a view to making an assessment if they meet the eligibility criteria to take part in a proposed research study.
[Applies to employees who ordinarily have access to records only e.g. healthcare professionals, medical records clerks ]
Subject to above:
- Explicit consent not required
- Research Ethics Approval not required
[Applies to pre-screening conducted by Beaumont Hospital employees on records of Beaumont Hospital patients only.]
Pre-Screening by students
Pre-screening may also be conducted by students on placement in Beaumont Hospital who are in training to become a 'healthcare practitioner'
All students, including student nurses and doctors, must be "under the direction and control" of Beaumont Hospital at all times.