Consent to treatment
Patients have a legal and ethical right to determine what happens to their own bodies. Valid consent to treatment is therefore absolutely central in all forms of healthcare, from providing personal care to undertaking major surgery. Seeking consent is also a matter of common courtesy between health professionals and patients. (Department of Health, 2001).
This is a principle stated by the Department of Health, which we respect and promote.
You can find out more about consent forms in our leaflet:
Consent form information leaflet (insert consent form PDF here)
Photographic recordings of a patient's treatment is an important part of someone's health record and is equally important in its role as an aid to health professionals for teaching. However, the introduction and availability of digital imaging technology has provided many advantages for health professionals, but equally it provides many potential problems, issues and concerns. We have a separate process for gaining consent to clinical photography. You can find out more about this by reading our leaflet:
If you have a query about consent you can contact:
Sally Cottrell, quality facilitator
0151 706 2285