INFORMED CONSENT

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NHS Highland Patient Agreement for Investigation or Treatment Consent Form
This is the generic consent form across NHS Highland.

NHS Highland has recently amended its consent form to enable an informed consent process. It is a tool to prompt and record the consent process and to ensure that the patient has as much information as possible regarding their procedure including: risk; benefits; alternatives; etc. More information on informed consent can be found on NHS Inform.

Please note that some specialities use consent forms specific to their speciality and not the generic consent form.

As part of informed consent it is our aim to provide patients with as much detail as possible with regards to their procedure. We encourage all patients to browse our patient information section as well as NHS Inform. 

Procedural information can also be found at the following websites:

Anaesthetics
The Royal College of Anaesthetists provides patient information leaflets on the various types of anaesthetic procedures on their website: https://www.rcoa.ack.uk/patientinfo

Breast Surgery/Conditions
Information regarding breast surgery and cancer can be found on the Breast Cancer Care website: https://www.breastcancercare.org.uk

ENT
ENT UK is a professional membership body that represents Ear, Nose and Throat and its related specialities. Their website provides information on Ear, Nose, Throat as well as Head and Neck conditions and provides patient information leaflets on procedures: https://www.entuk.org/

Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Information regarding obstetrics and gynaecology procedures can be found on the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists website: https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/patients/patientleaflets/

Vascular 
Information for patients on vascular conditions and procedures can be found at: http://www.circulationfoundation.org.uk/help-advice and https://www.vascularsociety.org.uk/patients/
Information for healthcare professionals can be found at: http://www.esvs.org/journal/guidelines/

Editorial Information

Last reviewed: 01 August 2018

Next review: 01 August 2021

Author(s): Clinical Governance Support Manager

Version: 1

Approved By: high-uhb.tam@nhs.net

Reviewer Name(s): Gillian Paget