Reference 2020-603

REF:       2020-603      

Subject:   Consent in Dermatological Surgery      

 

Request:

  1. Is dermatological surgery (skin surgery including e.g. punch biopsies and excisions) carried out routinely at your trust under Dermatology?
  2. If so, is consent undertaken for these using either of:
    1. Dermatology-specific consent form or procedure-specific consent forms pre-filled with a list of benefits and complications specific to either skin procedures in general, or the skin procedure being carried out?
    2. Pre-filled consent labels specifying the risks/benefits attached to the Trust generic consent form?
  3. If either a Dermatology or procedure specific consent form, or a pre-filled consent label is being used, please could you supply me with a copy? In the case of different procedure-specific consent forms used within skin surgery, please could you provide a copy of each form for each procedure?

 

Response:

1. Is dermatological surgery (skin surgery including e.g. punch biopsies and excisions) carried out routinely at your trust under Dermatology? Yes
2. If so, is consent undertaken for these using either of:
a.  Dermatology-specific consent form or procedure-specific consent forms pre-filled with a list of benefits and complications specific to either skin procedures in general, or the skin procedure being carried out? No
b.  Pre-filled consent labels specifying the risks/benefits attached to the Trust generic consent form? No
3. If either a Dermatology or procedure specific consent form, or a pre-filled consent label is being used, please could you supply me with a copy? In the case of different procedure-specific consent forms used within skin surgery, please could you provide a copy of each form for each procedure? No