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Consent in children, Gillick competence and Fraser guidelines: CQC briefing

Consent in children, Gillick competence and Fraser guidelines: CQC briefing

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Time to Complete

0.5 hours

Published

February 18, 2016

Updated

June 13, 2016
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Programme Description

Children’s consent to medical treatment or contraceptive advice is the focus of the fifth article in our CQC briefing series. Dr Devin Gray explains how inspectors assess the way that GP practices seek consent to care and treatment, with regard to Gillick competence and the Fraser guidelines.

Educational Objectives

After reading this article, primary care professionals should be better able to:
  • Understand the distinction between Gillick competence and the Fraser guidelines
  • Consider how to demonstrate that their practice is obtaining consent from children appropriately
  • Consider how CQC inspectors approach the issue of consent to treatment
  • Prepare to discuss their practice’s approach with inspectors
  • Find guidance that will help their practice address this area
  • Author

    Activity and test author
    Dr Devin Gray
    GP registrar and National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow
    Currently seconded to the CQC
    London
    UK

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    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time. This activity is offered at no cost.

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