Letters New UK law on consent

New law on consent will overload seriously ill patients

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h1787 (Published 07 April 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1787
  1. Santhanam Sundar, consultant oncologist1
  1. 1Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust, Nottingham, UK
  1. sundar{at}oncology.org

The judgment in the Montgomery case will burden most patients with “information overload” for the sake of benefiting a minority.1 In particular, patients with a serious illness such as cancer will be left more distressed because they are often not in a …

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