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Informed Patient Consent

Before having your operation, with your doctor / surgeon you will be asked to indicate that you understand the nature of the surgical procedure to be performed and that you give your permission for the operation. Four core criteria's must be met: 
-the patient giving consent must have capacity
-the consent must be freely given 
-the consent must be sufficiently specific to the procedure or treatment proposed 
-the consent must be informed 
A signed consent must be obtained for the procedure to take place. This is part of the Pre-Admission process 

What if the Patient is unable to give consent? 

There are many factors why a patient may not be able to/ not have the capacity to consent to a surgical procedure. In this case a Designated Person such as a parent, legal guardian or carer may consent on behalf of the patient. 

Photographic Consent for Medical Images

Medical Imagery may be taken for the purpose of teaching and / or for reference in a patients medical record. If the surgeon or clinical staff request to take medical images of a patient, an informed consent must be signed prior.