New capacity and consent tool from GMC

  • Date: 13 June 2016

DOCTORS struggling with issues around consent and capacity can consult a new online tool launched by the GMC.

The interactive mental capacity decision support tool draws on the principles of the regulator’s guidance Consent: patients and doctors making decisions together and Treatment and care towards the end of life.

It can be used across the UK and includes a case study at each stage of the decision-making process to show how the guidance applies to the clinical situations doctors may face.

The tool also features a range of downloadable resources, such as relevant guidance, a flowchart setting out all the steps in the tool, case studies, and a record to help doctors reflect on their skills and understanding.

Access the tool on the GMC website


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