New - Supreme Court’s recent decision in the McCulloch v Forth Valley Health Board
This case now brings clarity to both medical and legal practitioners as to the nature and extent of the duty on a medical professional to advise a patient about reasonable treatment options and the risks associated with them.
Montgomery and Material Risks
GMC Guidance on Consent
Children and young people’s right to consent in health settings
On 22 April 2013, the Children’s Commissioner for Wales and Welsh Government published a new guide to raise awareness about children and young people’s consent in health settings. It includes practical guidance on what young people should expect from health professionals, including nurses, doctors and dentists, and outlines their right to be involved in decisions about their health, health care or treatment – a right afforded to them under Article 13 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).