Claudia Carr is senior lecturer in medical law, University of Hertfordshire, UK.
The implications of the Montgomery judgment on pharmacy practice and patients with learning disabilitySubscription
The judgment in Montgomery v Lanarkshire (Scotland) 2015 introduced a new definition of informed consent which has implications for all healthcare professionals. This article focuses specifically on the implications for pharmacy practice and patients with learning disability. During consultations, both pharmacist prescribers and non-prescribing pharmacists must adhere to the provisions of the judgment to ensure patients provide informed consent. Particular issues arise where patients with lea