New consent guidance launched
28 Oct 2016
Are you and your teams up to date with consent?
In 2015, the ruling of the UK Supreme Court in the case of Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board changed the practice of consent, shifting the focus of the consent discussion to the specific needs of each patient.
As a result, we’ve developed new guidance for surgeons that will help you understand the shift in the law and its implications, as well as give you the tools you need to improve your practice.
Our new guide, Consent: Supported Decision-Making - A guide to good practice, provides:
- An explanation of the change in case law and the impact this has on gaining consent from patients
- A set of principles to help you support patients to make decisions about their care
- A step-by-step overview of how the consent process should happen
The accompanying series of podcasts with dramatised case study commentary, supports your use of the guidance and how you put it into practice. The podcast are ideal for sharing with the wider team.
Listen to episode 1 of our Consent podcast, where we explore landmark Montgomery ruling on the practice of consent https://t.co/9ooxpDOmd3— RCollege of Surgeons (@RCSnews) October 27, 2016
Start using our guidance today to ensure that you and your teams are practicing consent legally and effectively.