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A consent form is a yellow form that you will be asked to sign giving your permission for a procedure or operation. You need to know the benefits and risks or any uncertainties to help you make and informed decision. Before giving your consent you should ensure that you understand the information written on this form.
The consent form will be completed by the doctor, ideally the doctor who is carrying out the procedure, and you. Good communication between you and your healthcare professional promotes a trusting relationship and brings greater satisfaction to you both. It also helps you to take more responsibility for decisions about your own health care. Any uncertainties should be discussed with the doctor to allow you to make an informed decision.
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (Feb 2010)
Understanding how risk is discussed in health care; information for you. London: RCOG.