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Diagnostic Hysteroscopy Under General Anaesthesia (Consent Advice No. 1)

Summary

This paper provides advice for clinicians in obtaining the consent of women undergoing diagnostic hysteroscopy under general anaesthesia. It follows the structure of Consent Form 1 of the Department of Health and Social Care, England/Welsh Assembly Government/Scottish Government/Department of Health, Northern Ireland. It should be used in conjunction with RCOG Clinical Governance Advice No. 6: Obtaining Valid Consent.

The aim of this advice is to ensure that all women are given consistent and adequate information for consent; it is intended to be used together with dedicated patient information. After discharge, all women should have clear direction to enable them to obtain help if there are unforeseen problems.


Please note

Although this document was produced before the Montgomery ruling, it remains appropriate for use as part of the process outlined on our main consent page. The form should be used to help record women’s understanding of the implications of the final agreed procedure.


COVID disclaimer

This Consent Advice was developed prior to the emergence of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Version history

This is the second edition of this guidance. This edition received minor updates in September 2009.

Please note that the Patient Safety Committee regularly assesses the need to update. Further information on this review is available on request.

Developer declaration of interests

Available on request.

This page was last reviewed 01 December 2008.