Before carrying out an examination or procedure the Doctor, Nurse or Health Care Assistant will seek consent or agreement.

Consent may be implied eg proffering an arm for a blood pressure reading implies consent or informed written consent may be taken for more complicated procedures eg minor surgery or joint injection.

Patients may decline to give consent.

When a patient is unable to give consent the Practice will apply the principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 to ensure that patients do not miss out on treatments.