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Effective Consent Practice: Meeting the GMC Guidance on Decision Making & Consent

This Conference is now Closed

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The new GMC Consent Guidance came into force on 9th November 2020. This conference focuses on delivering effective consent practice and ensuring adherence to the new guidance from the General Medical Council.

This timely conference will focus on ensuring adherence to these principles in practice. The conference will also update delegates on implications of recent legal  developments. 

“We know that the coronavirus pandemic has created new and ongoing challenges for doctors. Good practice in shared decision making is more important than ever, with the increase in remote consultations and other changes to the way care is delivered.”

General Medical Council October 2020

“Consent is a fundamental legal and ethical principle. All patients have the right to be involved in decisions about their treatment and care and to make informed decisions if they can. The exchange of information between doctor and patient is essential to good decision making. Serious harm can result if patients are not listened to, or if they are not given the information they need - and time and support to understand it - so they can make informed decisions about their care. Doctors must be satisfied that they have a patient’s consent or other valid authority before providing treatment or care. The purpose of this guidance is to help doctors to meet this standard. It reflects the ethical principles that underpin good practice..”

General Medical Council November 2020

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve consent practice
  • Reflect on national developments and learning including the new GMC consent guidance which came into force on the 9th November 2020
  • Ensure adherence to the seven consent principles in practice 
  • Ensure you are up to date with legal practice and principles
  • Reflect on the patient perspective 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

100% of delegates at the previous Consent conference said that attending the day will ultimately have a positive impact on patient experience and outcomes

Chair & Speakers Include:

Prof Alison Britton

Task & Finish Group Member, Consent Guidance
General Medical Council

Dr Prasanna De Silva

Consultant Psychiatrist & Senior Lecturer
Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Trust

Tim Shurlock

Safety and Learning Lead
NHS Resolution

Mr Jason Smith

Medical Director, Planned Care
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Mr Christopher Fincken

Independent Member & Former Chair
UK Caldicott Guardian Council

Mike O'Connell

Legal Services Practitioner

Virtual Attendance

Our online virtual events include a combination of live webcam presentations, training materials, video sessions and interactive exercises and discussion.

All you need is a quiet space, a good internet connection and PC or laptop with camera and microphone to allow you to see, hear and speak to the facilitator and other delegates. We will provide full instructions for accessing the platform along with login details. 

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Virtual Training

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 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 with your key audience  
  • 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 exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

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