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Table 4 Participant characteristics – healthcare professionals

From: Recruiting and consenting into a peripartum trial in an emergency setting: a qualitative study of the experiences and views of women and healthcare professionals

  Number %
Staffa (n = 27)   
 Doctors 10 37
 Consultants 3 11
 Clinical midwives 6 22
 Labour ward leads 2 7
 Research midwives 11 41
Highest education level   
 Professional qualification/diploma 2 7
 Degree 17 63
 Higher degree 8 30
Years in post   
  < 2 years 6 22
 2–5 years 16 59
  > 5 years 5 19
 No previous trial experience 7 26
  1. aDoctors were interviewed from seven sites, clinical midwives from four and research midwives from all eight sites. At least two staff members, a research midwife plus one other, were interviewed in seven sites