Consent Training

Who is this consent training course for?

The Mandatory Training Group’s consent eLearning course should be completed by all healthcare and social care staff. This includes unpaid and voluntary staff working in NHS and private hospitals, locum doctors, locum allied health professionals, agency nurses and healthcare assistants. This online consent training course is also relevant for health and social care support workers, including charities, nursing and residential home staff

This online consent course covers the main points relating to consent in health and social care settings. It has additional online learning resources that provide more details for learners to refer to during the course and in practice.

Course aims and objectives

  • To inform learners on the key factors to consider when obtaining consent
  • To provide a clear understanding on the legislation regarding consent in health and social care environments
  • Be able to know and apply the main forms of consent in routine practice
  • Understand the principles of Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • An awareness of mental capacity assessment and deprivation of liberty safeguards
  • To provide essential consent training resources in an engaging and meaningful way
  • To provide a FREE blended learning environment that is available to all individuals and businesses

What is covered in this online course?

  • An introduction to the key principles for consenting to treatments or procedures
  • What the law says about consent
  • Definition of informed consent
  • How to respond to patient requests and questions
  • Other factors to consider when obtaining consent
  • Definition of voluntary consent
  • Understanding the key principles of adult competence
  • Refusal of treatment
  • How capacity is assessed
  • What to do if a patient or service user lacks capacity
  • What support is available for people who lack capacity to consent
  • How to support people who lack capacity in practice
  • The Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Key provisions to protect vulnerable adults when obtaining consent
  • Court referrals for adults who lack capacity
  • Definition of advance decisions
  • Issues around children and consent
  • Understanding parental responsibilities
  • Complex situations in relation to consent
  • Definition of delegated consent
  • The main forms of consent
  • Consent forms that are used in healthcare environments
  • Key points to remember about consent process
  • Where to find further information on consent (online learning resources)

Assessment and certification

At the end of this consent e learning course, learners will be required to complete an online assessment. On successful completion of the knowledge test (80% pass mark), learners will be able to download a FREE CPD certificate that is valid for one year.

Course accreditation

The content of this consent training course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines..

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