"...9/10 Patients say YES to CONFIDEX™ treatment."
- Dr. Jaswinder Gill
The question of consent arises increasingly at the heart of complaints made under the NHS Complaints Procedure, and complaints to the General Dental Council on matters on professional ethics and conduct. In order, both to understand the information provided, and to give the necessary authority for consent, a patient must be competent. Competence in this context means the patient’s ability to understand the explanations given about:
- The nature and purpose of a procedure
- It’s likely effects and risks
- Any alternative treatment and how these alternatives might compare