Informed consent - consultation outcome and new practice standard

As a result of consultation with our stakeholders, the informed consent practice standard has been updated. Thank you to those who took the time to share their concerns and expertise during the consultation period between November 2017 and February 2018.

The updated informed consent practice standard will come into effect on 14 May 2018, replacing the two existing informed consent practice standards.

Please familiarise yourself with the updated document before the implementation date.

The outcome letter and final informed consent practice standard can be accessed here.

If you have any further comments or questions about the updated practice standard or consultation process, please do not hesitate to email us at