Clinical Governance

Aspects of Consent & Best Interest

Contributes 45 minutes to your CPD


(or included in your £37.99 yearly subscription)

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Course Details:

This course takes an in-depth look at the GDC Standards for the Dental Team Principle 3 and Health and Social Care Act 2008 Regulations.

The course considers how consent is obtained and recorded, how its validity is assessed and the need to keep contemporaneous records.

You will be presented with a short presentation followed by an assessment.

If you achieve 80% or more, you pass the course and will receive a printable certificate to place in your CPD folder. 

If you do not pass, you will have the opportunity to review the content and retake the assessment when you feel confident. 


This course aims to consider how to:

  • Define the features of informed consent
  • Identify the patients right to withdraw consent
  • Explore the capacity to consent
  • Define best interest decisions


Learners will be able to:

  • Set practice procedures to ensure patient consent is valid
  • Know how to react when patients withdraw their consent for treatment
  • Use recognised processes to assess capacity to consent
  • Provide an outline of policy requirements

Learning Outcomes:

The learner understands:

  • Effective procedures to ensure patient consent is valid
  • How to react to patients withdrawing consent for treatment
  • How to assess capacity to consent
  • Policy requirements