Profession requested to participate in study on informed consent

Veterinary Surgeon Carol Gray, undertaking her PhD in informed consent at Birmingham University, is requesting interviewees to help her obtain more information in this vital area of professional practice.

Experiences of obtaining consent

Veterinary Surgeon Carol, who previously worked as a communication skills educator at the University of Liverpool, has already completed parts of the study that looked at consent forms and observations of consent discussions in practice.

For the third part of the study, she would like to interview veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses to ask them about their experiences of obtaining consent for elective (routine, non-therapeutic) neutering procedures, and to canvass their opinions on what the consent process should include.

How can you take part?

Interviews will take place either face-to-face, or via Skype, depending on the interviewee’s situation and preference. She will then arrange to chat to you about the study, including details about confidentiality and data protection. You can find more information about the study by following the link (see paragraph below).

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Carol on the following email address:

JM 13th Jan 2016

Find out more

To find out more about Carol Gray’s research project, including information on the data she collected from analysis of admission consultations (very interesting) and her blog (very amusing) go to