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Conversations on consent

Conversations on consent


Event details:


Time: 9.15am - 4.15pm

Cost to attend: Free

Organiser: NHS Resolution

Event theme(s): Consent, Patient safety

Event type: Conference

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Event location:

School of Chemistry
University of Bristol
Cantock's Close
United Kingdom

About this event

The event programme is now available.

These learning events are provided for the benefit of our members. We reserve the right to cancel bookings for individuals from non-member organisations. Additionally we reserve the right to limit/and or cancel bookings where there are multiple individuals booked from the same member organisation. These control have been implemented to ensure the fairest access for our whole membership.

We consider the legal consequences that influence this fundamental aspect of informed choice in clinical care and interventions. This event will challenge current thinking and practices, encouraging attendees to take back learning and make improvements in their organisation.

Key discussions

  • Nadine Montgomery – a frank and open recount of Nadine Montgomery’s experiences in the birth of her son and the legal claim consequently taken, that has had such an impact on the importance of shared decision making in healthcare;
  • best practice, case stories and shared experiences of the consent process from professional bodies; and
  • complex consent case stories discussed by a range of professionals, patients and their representatives;

The programme includes:

  • Reflections on the Montgomery ruling by patients and clinicians, how it has developed and where it applies
  • Consent in difficult situations
  • Conversations and document – what good looks like
  • Obstetric consent and informed choice in challenging situations
  • Current legal aspects of consent

Workshops we are running on the day:

1. Consent is a two way street – are you going in the right direction?
An interactive session to  understand the legal test  in determining whether consent has been properly obtained and what this means, in practical terms,  for the conversations clinicians need to have with their patients so they understand the material risks involved in any treatment and the reasonable alternative or variant treatment options.

2. A practical guide to shared decision making
Discussing tools & guidelines for good consent. Reflecting on the standardisation with GMC and RCS guidance and understand challenges in the supporting shared decision making for healthcare interventions.

3. Complexities of consent

Significant case stories will be explored where obtaining consent is a complex process with   complex underpinning legal requirements. These include; patients with Dementia, children, learning disabilities and emergency department.

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