Dear patient,

Following Goverment guidance, we need to make sure you know the risks of having a treatment.

 

Patients will need to sign an Additonal Patient Consent Form before the treatment.

A hardcopy of the form will be provided at your arrival.

Template of the form

Additional Patient Consent for Treatment (November 2020)
 

I __________________________________________________________ (patient name)
understand that I am opting for an elective medical consultation/treatment/procedure.

 

 

I understand that the novel coronavirus, the World Health Organization has declared COVID-19, a worldwide pandemic and that COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread by person-to-person contact; and, as a result, social distancing is recommended. This is not entirely possible with my proposed treatment, however, I am satisfied that safety measures are in place to minimise risk as much as possible, and patient contact will be kept to an absolute minimum in line with medical need. ______ (initials)
 

 

I understand the Management and Clinical Staff are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and have put in place reasonable preventative measures aimed to reduce the spread of COVID- 19. However, given the nature of the virus, I understand there is an inherent risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 by virtue of proceeding with treatment.

I hereby acknowledge and assume the risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 through this elective consultation/medical treatment/procedure, and I give my express permission to proceed. _____ (initials)
 

I understand the COVID-19 virus has a long incubation period during which carriers of the virus may not show symptoms and still be highly contagious. I understand that COVID-19 can cause additional health risks, some of which may not currently be known at this time, in addition to those risks associated with the medical consultation/ treatment/procedure itself. _____ (initials)
 

I have been given the option to defer my medical consultation/treatment/procedure to a later date. However, I understand all the potential risks, including but not limited to the potential short-term and long-term complications related to COVID-19, and I would like to proceed with my desired medical treatment/procedure_____ (initials)
 

 

I confirm that I am not presenting with any of the following symptoms of COVOID-19 listed below:


• Fever
• Shortness of Breath
• Loss of Sense of Taste or Smell
• Dry Cough
• Runny Nose
• Sore Throat
• ___________ (Initials)

 

 

I understand that air travel significantly increases my risk of contracting and transmitting the COVID19 virus. I confirm that I have not travelled in the past 15 days ________ (initials)
 

 

I confirm that if I develop COVID-19 symptoms following my medical
consultation/treatment/procedure or a known contact of mine develops symptoms, I will
immediately inform the practitioner to enable appropriate measures to be put in place and
contact tracing to commence _____ (initials)

 

 

 

Patient name .......................................... Clinician name ....................................
Signature ................................................ Signature .............................................
Date ........................................................ Date ....................................................