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Useful documents and guidance (including Legal and Ethical resources during the Covid-19 pandemic)


Montgomery and Material Risks

Summary of implications of Montgomery

Flowchart for healthcare staff

Nadine Montgomery presents her story that led to the landmark ruling on Consent (Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board (2015)


GMC Guidance on Consent

GMC Update Guidance on Decision-Making and Consent (valid from 9-11-20)


Covid-19 resources

Coronavirus: Ethical values and principles for healthcare delivery framework


 Clinical Negligence April 2020 (English)

 Clinical Negligence April 2020 (Welsh)

 Informed Consent in the context of the Covid-19 Pandemic

 The Patient Pathway During The Covid19 Crisis- A Resource Document (V2)

 Legal Advice Regarding Resuming Routine Treatment and The Principle of Informed Consent (f)


GMC Ethical Guidance during Covid-19

BMA Guidance during Covid-19

BMA - Advice and Ethical Support during Covid-19


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).


Consent in healthcare - information for children and young people in Wales