MDDUS members can learn how to get it right when obtaining consent with our new online course – accredited by the Royal College of GPs.
The interactive module, Good practice in consent for GPs, is designed to build on the requirements associated with obtaining valid consent.
It covers issues related to capacity and a patient’s right to choose – or refuse – treatment, as well as highlighting General Medical Council guidance, the landmark court decision in Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board, plus regional and jurisdictional advice.
It details key medico-legal requirements and sets out the legal and regulatory framework associated with consent. It also highlights common pitfalls and explores good practice in this area.
The course, which is exclusively available to MDDUS members, takes around 45 minutes to complete and a CPD certificate can be saved or printed at the end.
Find out more on our online courses page
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