3.3 Working with patients
Domain 3: Safety and quality
Attribute 3.3: Establish and maintain partnership with patients
This attribute is about working with patients and ensuring that they feel fully informed and involved in their treatment.
You can demonstrate it by:
Medical Protection resources
- encouraging patients to take an interest in their health; and
- being satisfied that you have consent or other valid authority before you undertake any examination or investigation, provide treatment or involve patients in teaching or research.
Free CPD-accredited workshop Mastering shared decision making can give you an insight into the importance of informed decision making and helping patients take ownership of decisions.
Advice booklet Essential guide to consent explains key principles and guidelines relating to consent and applies them to a number of scenarios.
Online learning system PRISM includes interactive modules on consent from a GP perspective and how to balance a patient choice with ‘Doctor’s orders’.
Case reports about consent can help you identify and learn from situations where consent was inadequate or patients expectations poorly managed.
You and your colleagues can take part in free on-site team training on consent issues and the consent process if your practice has a group scheme.
Practical tips to help you plan and prepare for revalidation
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