UK law on consent: the need for longer consultationsBMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h3484 (Published 30 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h3484
- Paul A Ballard, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist1
- 1South Tees NHS Foundation Trust, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough TS4 3BW, 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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