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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-07749: Neil Findlay (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 6 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government whether informed consent is always required from patients being treated for hernias with medical mesh devices.

Answered by: Shona Robison 17 March 2017

Informed consent and shared decision making are expected prior to any procedure being carried out. The Chief Medical Officer goes into this in more detail in her Realistic Medicine report.

http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0051/00514513.pdf.