Hospital team gets animated to help patients understand risk of surgery
After all the relevant information has been given to them, patients must give informed consent before any treatment or examination can take place. However, patient feedback revealed many of them could not remember or fully understand the risk of complications of surgery.
The impact of the Montgomery ruling
Informed consent is a fundamental principle of health care: anyone receiving medical treatment must agree to undergo that treatment.
Provider: Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists. Read the full article here: https://www.rcog.org.uk/globalassets/documents/news/membership-news/og-magazine/december-2016/montgomery.pdf
Animations will be used to help patients fully understand surgery
A team from the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend will be getting animated to help patients decide if they want to go ahead with surgery. The independent Health Foundation charity has awarded the hospital £75,000 to introduce a new initiative for people needing knee or hip replacements.
Provider: Wales Online. Read the full article here: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/health/animations-used-help-patients-fully-11819301
This case is about the criteria for judging whether the living arrangements made for a mentally incapacitated person amount to a deprivation of liberty. If they do, then the deprivation has to be authorised, either by a court or by the procedures known as the deprivation of liberty safeguards, set out in the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (“the Mental Capacity Act”)
Provider: The Supreme Court. Read the full article here: https://www.supremecourt.uk/decided-cases/docs/UKSC_2012_0068_Judgment.pdf
Princes of Wales Hospital to trial Consent Plus
A team from Princess of Wales Hospital will be getting animated to help patients decide if they want to go ahead with surgery. The Health Foundation has awarded the hospital £75,000 to introduce a new initiative for people needing knee or hip replacements.
Provider: Afpp. Read the full article here: https://www.afpp.org.uk/news/Princes-of-Wales-Hospital-to-trial-Consent-Plus
Consent PLUS: improving the consent process in elective hip and knee replacement surgery
Led by Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, in partnership with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. To be tested with 300 patients per year undergoing elective hip and knee replacement in the lead centre. Aims to enhance and facilitate the consent process, and improve patient understanding of the risks of surgery and its implications.
Provider: Health. Read the full article here: http://www.health.org.uk/programmes/innovating-improvement/projects/consent-plus-improving-consent-process-elective-hip-and
Nadine Montgomery wins £5m from NHS Lanarkshire over brain damage to son
A Lanarkshire woman whose baby suffered brain damage during birth has won a 16-year fight for £5.25m compensation. Nadine Montgomery, 40, claimed medics neglected to give her proper advice which may have led to her son Sam having a safer caesarean birth in 1999.
Provider: BBC News. Read the full article here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-31831591