‘Recognising the legal landscape of informed consent – The GMC’s new guidance on Consent 2020’

“The landscape of informed consent in the doctor-patient relationship was fundamentally re-developed in 2015 when the Supreme Court drove a bulldozer through the Bolam principle replacing it with a new patient focused view designed on ‘materiality’ in Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board [2015] UKSC 11. The General Medical Council acted as an intervener in Montgomery case …” (more)

[Jonathan Godfrey, Parklane Plowden Chambers, 14 October]

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