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Explains your rights to consent to (or refuse) treatment, including what 'consent' means, when you can be treated without your consent, and how to make a complaint.
If you feel that you’ve received treatment that you haven’t agreed to, and you weren't in a situation where it was lawful to treat you without consent, there are generally three steps you can take to challenge this:
For more information about each of these steps, see our pages on complaining about health and social care.
This information was published in March 2018. We will revise it in 2020.
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