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Effective Consent Practice: Improving shared decision-making between clinicians and patients

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This conference has been arranged to coincide with the launch of the new GMC Consent Guidance focuses on Effective Consent Practice: Improving shared decision-making between clinicians and patients. The conference will update delegates on implications of recent legal developments and on the reviewed GMC Consent Guidance Which has now been approved by the GMC board and is due for publication in February 2020.

“Good consent practice is at the heart of the doctor-patient relationship, but we know it’s sometimes challenging to get this right. Our guidance sets out good practice principles for making decisions about care, from the treatment of minor conditions to major interventions with significant risks or side effects.”

General Medical Council 2019

“A landmark ruling was made in 2015 by the UK Supreme Court following the Montgomery v Lanarkshire case. A new legal standard set out that adults ‘of sound mind’ are entitled to make informed decisions when giving or withholding consent to treatment. Consent ‘must be obtained before treatment interfering with bodily integrity is undertaken’, and it should only be gained when patients have shared a decision informed by what is known about the risks, benefits and consequences of all reasonable NHS treatment options. It is the doctor’s duty to ‘take reasonable care’ to make sure patients are ‘aware of any material risks involved in proposed treatment, and of reasonable alternatives’. A risk is considered ‘material’ if ‘a reasonable person in the patient’s position would be likely to attach significance to it, or if the doctor is or should reasonably be aware that their patient would be likely to attach significance to it’.”

NICE, 18th January 2019

 This conference will enable you to:
• Network with colleagues who are working to improve consent practice
• Reflect on national developments and learning including the revised GMC consent guidance
• Ensure you are up to date with legal practice and principles
• Reflect on the patient perspectives and ensure a fully personalised and individualised approach, giving patients adequate time to fully understand, digest and reflect upon the information about their care and treatment
• Learn from outstanding practice in shared decision making and the communication of risk
• Embed best consent practice within mainstream clinical processes
• Ensure best practice when patients don’t want to be involved in decision making, or refuse treatment
• Learn form case studies in implementing consent best practice at the end of life, and in nurse led consent
• Self assess and reflect on your own practice
• Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

Tim Shurlock

Safety and Learning Lead
NHS Resolution

Prof Julian Hughes

Honorary Professor of Old Age Psychiatry
University of Bristol

Mr Angus Wallace

Emeritus Professor and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events, whether it be a sponsored session, or a virtual booth, a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage face to face with your key audience on-site and virtually 
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Carolyn Goodbody for virtual & hybrid exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

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