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MPS response to the GMC's guidance on consent

18 January 2017

The Medical Protection Society (MPS) welcomes the opportunity to respond to the General Medical Council’s (GMC) survey on its Consent guidance. On a daily basis, MPS’s expert medico-legal advisers support doctors with a wide range of legal and ethical problems that arise from professional practice. Questions around patient consent are a regular occurrence on our member advice line and the GMC’s guidance on consent is a very important document for the profession.

To read the full response click here to download the PDF.

Further information

For further information, please contact Thomas Reynolds, Policy & Public Affairs Manager at MPS on 0207 399 1314 or

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