Consent Training | Online E-learning

Understand consent, and the implications it has for staff and patients

Being clear about consent regulations is crucial to protecting both healthcare staff and patients. This online Consent training will teach you about the importance of gaining consent, the process involved, and the rights that patients have regarding their choices to treatment.

Consent is a patient’s agreement for a health professional to provide treatment or care. Treatment without consent can result in legal consequences. This Consent training e-learning is designed to protect staff and patients by giving clear and useful information about how to take consent in the right way, and who can take it.

Developed by industry experts, this engaging and interactive online training will teach you about how to seek consent, the types of consent available and a patient’s right to refuse or withdraw consent; as well as what to do in emergency situations. The training also explains the issues around capacity, and the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

What will I learn?

By the end of this Consent training e-learning, you will be able to:

  • Explain what is meant by consent
  • Describe who can take consent
  • Explain the consent process in an emergency
  • Identify the different types of consent
  • Explain what is meant by capacity
  • Outline the implications of refused consent

Who should take this course?

This Complaints training online e-learning is suitable for all staff, healthcare professionals and clinicians who work within the healthcare industry, responsible for identifying and obtaining consent.

Applicants must be proficient in written and spoken English. (Contact us to find out about our bespoke multi-lingual courses.)

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Consent training course Content

  • The principles of consent
  • What is consent?
  • Who can take consent?
  • Consent validity
  • Emergency situations
  • Verbal, non-verbal or written consent
  • Examples of consent
  • Validity and withdrawal
  • Refusal – children and adults
  • Advance decisions
  • Definition
  • The Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Capacity of adults
  • Advance decisions and the MCA
  • Young people
  • Children
  • Gillick competence