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Clinical Care Initiatives

Standardised Consents Across O&G ACP


It is very important that patients are given adequate information so that they can make a decision whether to proceed with a particular surgery or procedure. Hence consent taking is very important not only for the patient but for the doctor so that appropriate care is given and miscommunication is avoided. To this end the ACP worked at on standardizing consents so that there is consistent and adequate information and in a language that can be understood by patients. To date, over 30 consents covering IVF and common surgical procedures have been standardized.


Each consent must cover the following headings;

1. What is this procedure?

2. What does this procedure involve?

3. Why do I need this procedure?

4. What must I do or not do before the procedure?

5. What are the complications of this procedure?

6. What are the alternatives?

7. What can I expect after the procedure?

8. Any additional issues


The list of harmonized consents as of 12 Apr 2021:

Hamonised Forms by Category (SGH- KKH)
Termination of Pregnancy
1Surgical Termination of Pregnancy
2Medical Termination of Pregnancy
Maternal Fetal Medicine
3Chorionic Villus Sampling
4Caesarean Section
5Caesarean Section (Maternal Request)
6External Cephalic Version (ECV)
7Mode of Delivery After One Previous Caesarean Section
8Induction of Labour
10First Trimester Screening Test for Down's Syndrome
11Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing for Chromosomal Abnormalities
12Antenatal Screening
Assisted Reproduction
13Autologous Sperm Storage for Fertility Preservation
14In-Vitro Fertilisation and Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection*
15Frozen Embryo Transfer^
16Intrauterine Insemination
17Donor Conception Program
18Embryo Cryopreservation**
19Autologous Sperm Storage for IVF/ICSI/IUI**
20Egg Retrieval and Freezing For Fertility Preservation**
21Parenteral Induction of Ovulation / Superovulation and Intrauterine Insemination / Timed Intercourse^
22Ovarian Cystectomy
24Evacuation of Uterus
25Diagnostic Hysteroscopy, Therapeutic Hysteroscopy, Dilatation and Curettage (D&C)
27Female Sterilisation
29Transcervical resection of myoma

Diagnostic and/or Therapeutic Laparoscopy

*  Form was harmonised previously, revision in progress.

** Content is harmonised, approval in progress.

^ Content is harmonised but there is slight difference found in uploaded version.