The General Medical Council is consulting on revised consent guidance which outlines what doctors should consider when discussing treatment and care with patients. 

The updated guidance focuses on the importance of communication, personalised conversations, and doctors and patients making decisions about treatment and care together.

The guidance has been restructured and made it clearer, so it’s easier for doctors to apply in practice. In addition, more advice has been provided, including steps to follow when making decisions in different circumstances.

The guidance reflects the law, policy and healthcare settings in all four countries of the UK.

An easy read version of the consultation can be downloaded here.

Tell us what matters to you

The consultation is open until Wednesday 23 January 2019 and there are several ways you can take part.

If you have any questions about the review or consultation please contact the Consent review team on gmcconsent@gmc-uk.org or 020 7189 5404.

If you’d like to submit a consultation response in hardcopy please send it to: Consent Review Team, General Medical Council, 350 Euston Road, London NW1 3JN.