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The papers follow the structure of Consent Form No. 1 from the Department of Health and Social Care, England / Welsh Assembly Government / Department of Health, Northern Ireland, and should be read in conjunction with RCOG Clinical Governance Advice No. 6: Obtaining Valid Consent.

The aim of these papers is to ensure that all patients are given consistent and adequate information for consent.

The documents follow the structure of the Department of Health/Welsh Assembly Government Consent Forms. The Consent documents are produced by the PSC.

The Consent Advice series needs to be read in conjunction with RCOG Clinical Governance Advice No. 6: Obtaining Valid Consent.

Please note: Although many of these documents were produced before the Montgomery ruling, they remain appropriate for use as part of the process outlined on our main consent page. The forms should be used to help record women’s understanding of the implications of the final agreed procedure.

Consent Advice by published year

Planned Caesarean Birth (Consent Advice No. 14)

This guidance is for healthcare professionals to aid the provision of appropriate and balanced information about the potential benefits, risks and alternative modes of childbirth to those considering a planned (elective) caesarean birth.

Published 4/8/2022

Morcellation for myomectomy or hysterectomy (Consent Advice No. 13)

This paper provides advice for healthcare professionals obtaining consent from individuals undergoing myomectomy or hysterectomy for benign conditions, where the use of morcellation is being considered.

Published 10/10/2019

Surgical Management of Miscarriage and Removal of Persistent Placental or Fetal Remains (Consent Advice No. 10 – Joint with AEPU)

This paper provides advice for clinicians in obtaining consent of women undergoing surgical evacuation of the uterus for early pregnancy loss.

Published 18/01/2018

Diagnostic Laparoscopy (Consent Advice No. 2)

This paper provides advice for clinicians in obtaining the consent of a woman undergoing diagnostic laparoscopy.

Published 22/06/2017

Female Sterilisation (Consent Advice No. 3)

This paper provides advice for clinicians in obtaining consent of women undergoing sterilisation by laparoscopy or hysteroscopy or at the time of caesarean section. 

Published 16/02/2016

Caesarean Section for Placenta Praevia (Consent Advice No. 12)

The aim of this paper is to highlight the additional and specific consequences of caesarean section performed in the presence of placenta praevia.

Published 04/01/2011

Operative Vaginal Delivery (Consent Advice No. 11)

This paper provides advice for clinicians in obtaining consent of a woman undergoing operative vaginal delivery.

Published 02/07/2010

Laparoscopic Management of Tubal Ectopic Pregnancy (Consent Advice No. 8)

This paper provides advice for clinicians in obtaining consent of women undergoing laparoscopic salpingectomy or salpingotomy for ectopic pregnancy.

Published 23/06/2010

Repair of Third- and Fourth-degree Perineal Tears Following Childbirth (Consent Advice No. 9)

This paper provides advice for clinicians in obtaining the consent of women undergoing repair of third- or fourth-degree perineal tears following childbirth.

Published 23/06/2010

Vaginal Surgery for Prolapse (Consent Advice No. 5)

This paper provides advice for clinicians in obtaining the consent of women undergoing vaginal surgery for prolapse.

Published 01/10/2009

Caesarean Section (Consent Advice No. 7)

This guidance has been archived.

Please refer to Consent Advice No. 14 Planned Caesarean Birth and Consent Advice No. 12 Caesarean Section for Placenta Praevia.

Updated 04/08/2022

Abdominal Hysterectomy for Benign Conditions (Consent Advice No. 4)

This paper provides advice for clinicians in obtaining the consent of women undergoing abdominal hysterectomy under general anaesthesia.

Published 20/05/2009

Diagnostic Hysteroscopy Under General Anaesthesia (Consent Advice No. 1)

This paper provides advice for clinicians in obtaining the consent of women undergoing diagnostic hysteroscopy under general anaesthesia.

Published 01/12/2008

Amniocentesis (Consent Advice No. 6)

This paper provides advice for clinicians in obtaining consent of women undergoing amniocentesis.

Published 01/05/2006