Table 1

Participant and focus group characteristics

Characteristic n=33n per group (% of total)
Professional groupsMedical staff groups20 (60%)
Consultant grade doctors3
Consultant grade doctors3
Postgraduate doctors in training2
Postgraduate doctors in training4
Specialty and associate specialist doctor4
Specialty and associate specialist doctor2
Consultant grade doctors—clinical lead role2
Nursing staff group8 (24%)
Nursing staff6
Nursing staff2
Advanced care practitioner group5 (16%)
Advanced care practitioners3
Advanced care practitioners2
GenderFemale=24 (73%)
Male=9 (27%)
Age25–34 years old=8 (24%)
35–44 years old=4 (12%)
45–54 years old=8 (24%)
55 years or above=7 (21%)
Geographical spreadNorth East Scotland=1 (3%)
North East England=2 (6%)
North West England=1 (3%)
East of England=2 (6%)
West Midlands=3 (9%)
South East England=3 (9%)
South West England=11 (33%)
East Midlands=2 (6%)
London=6 (18%)
Ireland=1 (3%)
Missing=1 (1%)
Ethnic originEnglish/Welsh/Scottish/Northern Irish/British=28 (85%)
Indian=3 (9%)
White and black African=1 (3%)
Any other white background=1 (3%)