Consent: It's Your Decision (Leaflet)

This leaflet explains how you should be involved in decisions about your health care and treatment.

Consent: It's Your Decision

Included in this leaflet:

  • What does consent mean?
  • Who can give consent?
  • What if I can’t give consent?
  • What happens in an emergency?
  • How will I be asked to give my consent?
  • What information should I be given?
  • Can I refuse examination and treatment?
  • What if I have a mental illness or disorder?

Audio format

Consent - It's your decision

Consent: Introduction (

Who this factcheet is for and what it's about.

Consent: Medical examinations and treatments (

Explains your right to be involved in decisions about your health care and treatment.

Consent: Teaching and research (

It’s up to you to decide whether you want to take part in research.

Consent: Using personal health information (

Explains how your personal health information is used.

Consent: What if I'm not happy? (

Explains what to do if you are unhappy about how you have been involved in decisions about your care.

Consent: How to find out more (

Where to find more information about consent to healthcare.

Consent: Information about health rights (

Further information about your health rights.

Consent: Product information (

Information on the production of this leaflet.

Print files for professionals

Print-ready versions of this leaflet are available for use by health and care professionals.

Consent: It's Your Decision - Print files (ZIP, 11.4MB)

To arrange a print run of this leaflet, contact the person who coordinates the printing and distribution of health rights information at your health board.

Who to contact at your health board