Beyond Montgomery – decision making, consent and the GMC

Beyond Montgomery – decision making, consent and the GMC
Anastasia Georgiou, Helen Bolton
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Reproductive Medicine, 17 April 2021
Abstract
In November 2020 the General Medical Council (GMC) updated its guidance on decision making and consent. This new document reflects significant legal and ethical developments that have occurred in recent years. It is helpful to understand the context from which this guidance has arisen, and imperative to understand the implications it will have on clinical practice. As such, this article will (i) outline the evolution of consent (ii) briefly explain the landmark case of Montgomery and (iii) highlight the key updates in the GMC’s 2020 guidance.

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