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Table 3 Health care professional recruitment

From: After you: conversations between patients and healthcare professionals in planning for end of life care

Site First group interview – numbers and composition Follow up interview with patient nominated health care professional
1 4 2 (joint interview)
  GP, District Nurse (2) Practice Manager District Nurse (2)
2 2 2 (joint interview)
  Community Matron (2) Community Matron (2)
3 3 2 (separate interviews)
  Macmillan nurse (2), Manager Macmillan nurse (2)
4 4 1
  Manager, care co-ordinator, registered nurse (2) Manager
5 2 1
  Heart failure nurse, Community Nurse Specialist Community Nurse Specialist
Total 15 8
  1. In total we recruited 15 staff to the initial group interviews.
  2. Towards the end of the study we carried out interviews with 8 HCPs across the five sites. These HCPs were nominated by patients and all had also taken part in the group interviews.
  3. These follow up interviews focused on exploring their views regarding the specific patient/family cases that we interviewed (with patients’ permission) and their experiences of the research process.