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					AUTHORS’ DECLARATION FORM Corresponding author’s address: Dear Dr Bogod, Title of paper: Please find enclosed/attached the above paper which I/we submit for publication in Anaesthesia.
(NB please note that by submitting this letter, the corresponding author assumes responsibility for ensuring that the following declarations are correct; failure to do so may have serious implications in the case of subsequent investigations e.g. for scientific misconduct).

I/we have followed the Instructions for Authors ( fully and hereby confirm that: 1. written informed consent for the study (and not just for anaesthesia/surgery etc) was obtained from all participants, as detailed in the Instructions for Authors. For Case Reports, I/we confirm that written informed consent for publication has been obtained from the patient(s) described (or the assent of the next-of-kin if the patient has died. NB The requirement for consent / assent for publication of a case report may be waived in exceptional circumstances following discussion with the Editor-in-Chief) the paper itself and the data upon which it is based have not been published or accepted for publication elsewhere other than as an abstract or as part of a thesis for a higher degree, and that the paper is not currently under consideration for publication by any other other journal. This includes prior publication in another language (NB this
may be acceptable under certain circumstances although only with the approval of the Editorial Board and permission of the original article’s publisher).



all authors have made a substantial contribution to the conduct of the study and/or preparation of the manuscript in keeping with the guidelines published by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (Annals of Internal Medicine 1988; 108: 258-65). All authors have consented to be included in the list of authors, have read the submitted version of the manuscript, and have agreed that it should be submitted to Anaesthesia. Furthermore, I/we confirm that nobody deserving authorship has been omitted. (NB it is recommended that the corresponding author keep a copy of the
submission letter, signed by all authors, in case of future dispute).


(for clinical trials only) the study ; unique registration no./code:

been registered in a public trial registry; name of registry:


the data have been, or are due to be, presented in part at the following scientific meeting(s): – if none enter ‘NONE’).

(name, location, date


potential competing interests relating to publication of the data (e.g. personal, financial or academic) are as follows:
(if none enter ‘NONE’).


that the manuscript, or one on the same topic, is not currently or has not been previously the subject of an investigation based on the ethical conduct of the study, or concerns over fraud, fabrication, plagiarism, duplicate publication or authorship/author affiliation. I/we have checked all the references carefully and that they are accurate and correctly formatted (as detailed in the Instructions for Authors). I/we will allow the Editors to make changes to the manuscript, if accepted for publication, during the editing process; this should not alter the main points of the paper but is designed to improve clarity and standardise it for publication in Anaesthesia.
(if none enter ‘NONE’).



10. all sponsors and funding sources are listed here: Yours sincerely, Corresponding authors’ name and signature: On behalf of: Other authors’ names and institutions:


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