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Consent in children, Gillick competence and Fraser guidelines: CQC briefing


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INTRODUCTION

Children’s consent to medical treatment or contraceptive advice is the focus of this CQC briefing. Dr Devin Gray explains how inspectors assess the way that GP practices seek consent to care and treatment, with regard to Gillick competence and the Fraser guidelines.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After completing this module the general practice nurse should be better able to:

  • Understand the distinction between Gillick competence and the Fraser guidelines
  • Consider how to demonstrate that their practice is obtaining consent from children appropriately
  • Consider how CQC inspectors approach the issue of consent to treatment
  • Discuss their practice’s approach with inspectors
  • Find guidance that will help their practice address this area

AUTHOR

Dr Devin Gray

GP registrar and National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow, currently seconded to the CQC

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This resource is provided at a basic level by MIMS Learning. Read the article and reflect on what you have learned, then answer the test questions at the end.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio. You should record the time spent on this resource in your CPD log.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio.