Standard consent forms and forms for adults who are unable to consent for themselves are available for download.
This form was launched in August 2014 for staff working in the community to establish the patient’s ability to provide consent on admission to caseload and prompts a mental capacity assessment if required. This form should be ordered from web basket – code ND0023.
This is the Form for those patients aged 16 years or over who are unable to consent to investigation or treatment. This form should only be used where the patient has an impairment or disturbance in the functioning or their mind or brain (e.g. a dementia, learning disability, brain injury etc) that is thought to impact their ability to give informed consent i.e. lacks capacity to give or withhold consent to treatment. Detailed guidance and completed example are contained within the Mental Capacity Act policy
This is guidance and advice for patients who are being asked to fill in a Consent form.
The use of Form 3 is optional but may be thought more appropriate than Form 1 in situations where patients do not need to be made aware of issues surrounding a general or regional anaesthesia and do not need to make advance decisions about additional procedures because they will be in a position to make any such decision at the time if necessary.