Surgical Consent

Surgical Consent is an electronic consent platform to enhance shared decision making, reduce errors, & enable trusts to go paperless.

98% of us will undergo an operation, and decisions at these points in our lives are often critical. As Surgeons, we know that patients are frequently poorly informed about their options, and poor decisions can be made.


With a paperless mandate for 2020, and increasing medical negligence bills, currently £1.2bn per year, Surgical Consent offers a solution for patients, doctors, and hospitals.

“Unless changes made to the processes used to gain consent … dramatic increase in expensive litigation.”

Founding Team


Dafydd Loughran
Dafydd Loughran

Surgeon

Edward St John
Edward St John

Surgeon

Martyn Loughran
Martyn Loughran

Technical Architect



Specialty Advisors

Our team of over 40 specialty advisors, across 25 specialties, ensure that you can trust the information we provide.

Surgical Consent is clinician led, and all the information provided is referenced and based on best available research and outcome data.


Benefits to the NHS


With 10m UK operations per year, in 170 trusts, by 20,000 surgeons, the improvements we can deliver to the consent pathway can translate into huge benefits for the NHS.

£58bn/year is spent on operations & procedures in the NHS. King's Fund evidence states if we better informed patients and understood their priorities, we’d appropriately decide not to undertake 20% of the operations we currently do, potentially saving £11.6bn a year.


The NHS also spends £1.2bn per year on medical negligence costs, with around £46 million relating to consent issues, a figure expected to increase rapidly following ecent legal changes, often from errors that can be negated by digital processes.

Surgical Consent helps the NHS meet its target of becoming paperless by 2020.

Products


Our electronic consent forms has been successfully piloted at Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust, improving the information provided to patients & reducing errors.

Our iOS mobile resource contains key information on over 500 operations and procedures, including vital pre & post-operative information, outcome data, and complication risks. Sign up to the beta below!


Recent Blogs


What happened next? The Montgomery fallout - 23rd February 2017

Doctors' Duty in Obtaining Consent: How the Law Has Changed - 3rd January 2017

From Discontent to Driving Change Salus Digital - 15th November 2016

The Basics Mediwikis - 12th October 2016

I think you're going to like it... Zinc - 19th August 2016

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Contact Us
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Awards

Surgical Consent BAPRAS

BAPRAS Process Innovation Winner

Surgical Consent LBS HealthTech

London Business School HealthTech Challenge People's Choice Winner


Further Reading

Consent Guidance

General Medical Council

Consent: Supported Decision-Making

Royal College of Surgeons

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