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consent for clinicians

26 November 2018

It has now been over 3 years since the landmark decision of Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board in 2015 which changed the legal landscape regarding informed consent. Montgomery made it clear that consent should be an ongoing and patient centred process, requiring clinicians to ensure that a patient is aware of any material risks involved in any recommended treatment and of any reasonable alternative or variant treatments. Since Montgomery, there have been a number of cases which have refined and clarified the law in this area.

In this video, Kelly Buckley and Lucy Erskine provide an insight into the current legal position and offer practical tips to ensure that clinicians are having the genuine dialogue needed with patients about relevant treatment options and risks to enable valid consent to be obtained.

 

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The opinions expressed on this video are provided for the purposes of general interest and information and should not be relied upon. They contain only summaries of aspects of the subject matter at the time of publishing and do not provide comprehensive statements of the law. They do not constitute legal advice and do not provide a substitute for it. So why not talk to us and seek advice that's tailored to you? You can look up one of our experts on this website or call on 0370 270 6000.

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