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Conversations on Consent ~ with Lauren Sutherland QC

Conversations on Consent 2020 Manchester – Exeter – Edinburgh – London – Belfast – Dublin – Oxford “People seem to still be grappling with some aspects of the legal test set down and the applicability of the Bolam test in the post Montgomery world” ~Lauren Sutherland QC Following the landmark Supreme Court decision in the case…Read Article

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Spinal Surgery and Lack of Informed Consent

Spinal Surgery and Lack of Informed Consent ~ by Paul Sankey, Enable Law Tracy Hassell v Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2018] EHWC 164 (QB) The nature of doctors’ duties in advising and obtaining consent to medical treatment changed with the Supreme Court’s decision in Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board [2015] UKSC 11. Since then…Read Article

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Is Consent to Treatment Valid?

Is Consent to Treatment Valid? The Role of the Medical Expert ~ by Paul Sankey, Enable Law Has a patient given valid consent to treatment? What is the medical expert’s role in reporting on the issue following the Supreme Court’s decision in Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board in 2015? Consent to Medical Treatment: The Law…Read Article

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Medical Care and the Duty to Advise

Medical Care and the Duty to Advise ~ by Paul Sankey, Enable Law Raul Guiu Gallardo v Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust[1] The Supreme Court in Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board changed the law in relation to a doctor’s duty to advise patients[2]. It substituted a patient-centred test for a doctor-centred one. The adequacy of…Read Article

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Patient Consent and Patient Preferences

Patient Consent and Patient Preferences: Why They Matter (and How the NHS can Save Money) ~ by Paul Sankey, Enable Law Do changes to the law governing patient consent create more strain on a health service already in crisis or could they produce some unexpected benefits? And are medical professionals as good as they think…Read Article