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Table 3 Organisation classification of the designated bodies and RO sample stratification

From: Paper trials: a qualitative study exploring the place of portfolios in making revalidation recommendations for Responsible Officers

Organisation classification Number of ROs Number of ROs invited Number of participants interviewed
NHS Foundation Trust 16 6 4
NHS Trust 27 9 6
NHS Area Teams (for general practice) 3 3 3
Independent – Large1 26 4 4
Independent – Small2 43 18 7
Independent – Other3 26 7 4
Total 140 47 28
  1. 1> 50 employees
  2. 2< 50 employees
  3. 3Includes charities and third sector organisations