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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.

The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal. If you have a hospital appointment then you should attend as planned.
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