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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 10 May 2012
Date of Publication: 21 May 2012
Inspection Report published 21 May 2012 PDF

Before people are given any examination, care, treatment or support, they should be asked if they agree to it (outcome 2)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Where they are able, give valid consent to the examination, care, treatment and support they receive.
  • Understand and know how to change any decisions about examination, care, treatment and support that has been previously agreed.
  • Can be confident that their human rights are respected and taken into account.

How this check was done

Our judgement

Before people received any care or treatment they were asked for their consent.

User experience

We did not have any comments from people about this outcome.

Other evidence

The organisation has clear procedures for gaining patient consent. Records we looked at showed that potential risks, benefits and costs were discussed with patients attending the clinic for consultation with a nurse and they had signed to confirm they understood the information they had received.

The manager told us that if there any concerns about a person’s mental health or capacity to make a decision, they are advised to visit their GP and discuss it with them before any treatment can be provided. Treatments are not provided for people under eighteen years of age.

The records we looked at showed that the consultant surgeon had discussed a list of possible risks with the patient and had ticked each one indicating that she had discussed it with the patient. At the end of this record we saw that patients signed to confirm the discussion had taken place.

We looked at records for some people who had completed their treatment and saw that a consent to anaesthetic and surgery had been signed at the hospital before the surgery took place.