‘Informed consent: Surgeons respond to Montgomery

“On 27 October 2016, the Royal College of Surgeons issued some guidance on obtaining consent in the light of the 2015 Supreme Court decision in Montgomery. The angle of the guidance is obvious, not simply addressed to its member surgeons, but to the NHS to persuade it to allow enough time for surgeons to consent patients properly. And the ‘steel’ in its message was that there would be a significant hike in the bill which would be paid by the NHS for successful claims if consent was not taken properly in future …” (more)

[David Hart, UK Human Rights Blog, 30 October]

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