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Having consent

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Case study two - Having consent





Our guidance


For context, our student guidance says:

Promote and protect the interests of service users and carers

"You should make sure that you have the consent of service users or other appropriate authority before you provide care, treatment or other services."

"You should follow your education provider’s or practice placement provider’s policy on consent."


Students should have the consent of their service users (or other appropriate authority) before they carry out any care, treatment or other services.

We define consent as when someone has all the information they need to make a decision about receiving care or services.

We recognise that some students do not have direct interaction with service users; and would instead rely on another professional connected with the service user’s care to receive appropriate consent.





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