‘Informed consent is a fundamental principle underlying all healthcare’

A recent Independent Review for NHS Scotland stated that: “Informed consent is a fundamental principle underlying all healthcare” The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, Shona Robison stated to the … Continue reading ‘Informed consent is a fundamental principle underlying all healthcare’

Re-labelling (and a bit)

I read this book recently: This book reminded my of a protocol issued by an NHS Board in Scotland: As a doctor who tries his best to follow evidence-based medicine, … Continue reading Re-labelling (and a bit)

Do we care enough about consent?

This leaflet is widely available to patients in NHS Scotland including in the waiting room outside my consulting room:   Its first page defines consent as follows:   This is … Continue reading Do we care enough about consent?

“At Liberty” (cognitive screening)

A Scottish citizen, over the age of 65 years, recently wrote to a Parliamentarian with concerns about mandatory cognitive screening in Scotland’s acute hospitals. Following this a helpful letter was … Continue reading “At Liberty” (cognitive screening)