Issue 18

Winter 2020

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Issue 18, Winter 2020

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Consent conversation

The GMC's updated guidance on consent – what you should know

Everything you need to know about the GMC’s updated guidance on consent, including capacity, delegation and working within your capabilities.

In focus

Student dilemma

It's good to talk...

Clear verbal communication can be just as important as making clear, contemporaneous, accurate and legible written records.


Who can consent?

Understanding who should be involved in the consent process, from children to people who lack capacity.


How to say no to a senior colleague

Refusing a request from a senior colleague can be daunting but patient safety should always be the priority. Here’s how to navigate this tricky situation.