Consenting for your procedure

Before you have an endoscopic procedure, you will be asked to sign a consent form. This is something we are required to do by law to confirms that you agree to have the procedure and understand what it involves.

You should receive a copy of the consent form with your appointment letter; please read this carefully but do not sign it. This is just an example for you to read prior to your appointment.

On the day of your procedure, the endoscopist will meet with you prior to your endoscopy to discuss what is going to happen, any risks and any serious or common side effects. At this point you will be given the opportunity to ask any questions and then you will sign the ‘actual’ consent form.

If you, or someone you care for, does not have the capacity to sign the consent form please let the referring doctor or booking team know, as there may be other steps we need to take prior to the procedure. This does not affect your, or the person you care for, rights to have the procedure in any way.