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BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 01 December 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1268

New national guidance issued on patient consent: National guidance has been issued by the Department of Health to ensure that best practice on patient consent is adopted throughout the NHS. The guidance includes model consent forms, to be used by next April. The guidance, which was drawn up by an advisory group …

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