Patients and doctors working together in partnership: Birch v UCL Hospital NHS Foundation Trust [2008] EWHC 2237 (QB)

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Of the myriad of pressing topics current in medical law and ethics, the issue of informed consent appears to be the ‘plainer sibling’. The decision by Cranston J in Birch v UCL Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in 2008 has brought into sharp relief that which many commentators already held to be true. Far from being the ‘plainer sibling’ when weighed against other prominent issues in medical law and ethics, the doctrine of informed consent, is one of the most significant principles to emerge in recent years.



Original languageEnglish
JournalPersonal Injury Brief Update Law Journal
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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