Letters UK law on consent

UK law on consent: the need for longer consultations

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h3484 (Published 30 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h3484
  1. Paul A Ballard, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist1
  1. 1South Tees NHS Foundation Trust, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough TS4 3BW, UK
  1. paul.ballard{at}stees.nhs.uk

Edozien’s editorial describes the evolution of medical negligence, particularly consent case law up till now.1 Although I agree with Edozien’s description of our current formulaic practice in obtaining consent, and the need to impress on the profession the change in the law, I think one of the greatest hurdles will be creating time …

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