Course Summary

Informed Consent Training

Course Overview

Informed Consent has always been of vital importance to all healthcare practitioners but the case of Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board (2015) put clinicians’ practice of consenting patients back in to the spotlight; doctors can no longer rely on the Bolam test when deciding what information to give patients.  

This one-day course will clarify the principles of informed consent as well as provide an overview of the current law relating to treatment of those who lack capacity, the issues with digital consent and how to consent during remote consultations.

All delegates will have the opportunity to discuss their own areas of concern with an experienced healthcare lawyer. 

There will be practical guidance given on day-to-day record keeping. 


  • The law governing informed consent of patients; case law and national guidance 
  • What is voluntary consent? 
  • What does informed mean?
  • How to apply the legal principles to day-to-day practice
  • The current law treatment of those who lack capacity; the doctrine of emergency and the doctrine of best interests
  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (the current position)
  • Advance Decisions and Advance Care Planning 
  • Capacity assessments
  • Remote consultations
  • Digital consent

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