12. Clause 1b of the confidentiality undertaking states that the CR needs to ensure that he has patient consent to be in theatre. What does this mean?

The consent for the presence of a CR during the procedure is obtained by the HCP from the patient either as an inclusion in the routine consent form or in a separate consent form but the obligation to obtain the consent rests with the HCP. Netcare has informed HCPs of this requirement. 

However, from the company perspective, the CR needs to confirm with the HCP (verbally or in writing according to company policy) that the patient has given consent hence the clause in the Confidentiality Undertaking. Once the Confidentiality Undertaking is signed the CR, in effect, takes on the obligation to ensure that he has patient consent for every case even though he himself is not obtaining this consent.