Capacity and consent: new tool to support your decision making

General Medical Council, June 2016

If you are in doubt about your patient’s capacity to make a decision about their treatment, a new interactive online tool will help you identify the steps you need to take.

This tool draws on the principles in GMC guidance Consent: patients and doctors making decisions together and Treatment and care towards the end of life. It includes a case study at each stage of the decision-making process to show how the guidance applies to the clinical situations you may face.

The tool also features a range of downloadable resources, such as relevant guidance, a flowchart setting out all the steps in the tool, case studies, and a record to help you reflect on your skills and understanding.

Click here for further information and to access the tool.