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This conference focuses on delivering effective consent practice and ensuring adherence to the new 2020 guidance from the General Medical Council.
“Medical practice, the law around consent, the healthcare environment and the doctor-patient relationship has changed over time.”
“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.”
The Seven Principles as outlined by the New GMC Guidance are:
- Principle one All patients have the right to be involved in decisions about their treatment and care and be supported to make informed decisions if they are able.
- Principle two Decision making is an ongoing process focused on meaningful dialogue: the exchange of relevant information specific to the individual patient.
- Principle three All patients have the right to be listened to, and to be given the information they need to make a decision and the time and support they need to understand it.
- Principle four Doctors must try to find out what matters to patients so they can share relevant information about the benefits and harms of proposed options and reasonable alternatives, including the option to take no action.
- Principle five Doctors must start from the presumption that all adult patients have capacity to make decisions about their treatment and care. A patient can only be judged to lack capacity to make a specific decision at a specific time, and only after assessment in line with legal requirements.
- Principle six The choice of treatment or care for patients who lack capacity must be of overall benefit to them, and decisions should be made in consultation with those who are close to them or advocating for them.
- Principle seven Patients whose right to consent is affected by law should be supported to be involved in the decision-making process, and to exercise choice if possible.
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.
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 comes 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