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This page explains your right to choose whether to have treatment or not. Also your right not to be photographed. You can download our policy on consent.

What is consent?

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 by visiting the Department of Health website here.

Read our Consent policy below.

Clinical photography

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. See also our Clinical Photography page

See our consent to clinical photography form below.