Letters UK law on consent

UK law on consent: broad consent or authorisation for research?

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h3504 (Published 30 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h3504
  1. Mair A Crouch, genetics and law consultancy1
  1. 1Glasgow G41 5BZ, UK
  1. maircrouch{at}geneticsandlaw.co.uk

I read Edozien’s editorial1 and the rapid responses with interest, in particular Ilangaratne’s quote “the basic principles—and the resulting duty of care—defined in Montgomery are likely to be applied to all aspects of the provision of advice given to patients by medical and nursing staff.”2

This concern extends beyond direct patient care.

At the recent European Society …

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