The RCR has enhanced and extended its award-winning series of national site-specific radiotherapy consent forms. The forms are intended to support clinicians in ensuring all patients are fully informed when consenting to radiotherapy.
All existing consent forms have had the design and layout updated to improve usability for both clinicians and patients in response to feedback from the RCR radiotherapy consent form survey. Side effect information has been streamlined where possible.
Six new forms have also been developed with input from site-speciality experts and patient groups to cover lymphoma, palliative, gynaecologic cancer and pancreas.
This project is currently being led by RCR Clinical Fellows, Siobhan Morrison and Nishanthi Silva. A full list of those involved are in our project acknowledgements.
Welsh translations of all the forms are also in development and due to be published later this year.
There are many reasons that a national standard site-specific consent form would assist clinicians and patients alike. Read our supporting documents for further information on the development and implementation of the radiotherapy consent forms:
- Development of the national site-specific radiotherapy consent forms (PDF)
- Implementation of the national site-specific radiotherapy consent forms (PDF)
- National standard site-specific radiotherapy consent form summary letter (PDF)