Consent for common surgical procedures

The NHS in London has designed standardised consent forms to inform and support sharing information and decision making between patients and their clinicians. If you are having one of the common procedures below you can find consistent and detailed information on the benefits and risks of the procedure here.

This may help you having a personalised discussion with your treating clinician, who will give you an appropriate NHS consent form to sign.

Please note, these documents are provided for informational purposes only; there is no need to print them or bring them to your appointment.

Ear, Nose and Throat

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Functional Septorhinoplasty (open and closed) – Skin Graft Box

Inferior Turbinate Surgery


Nasal Septoplasty


General Surgery

Anal Fissure

Excisional Haemorrhoidectomy

Excision of Anal Skin Tag / Polyp

Excision of Pilonidal Disease


Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Open Femoral Hernia Repair

Open Inguinal Hernia Repair

Open Paraumbilical Hernia Repair


Diagnostic Laparoscopy

Endometrial Ablation under General Anaesthesia

Laparoscopic Sterilisation

Operative Hysteroscopy under General or Regional Anaesthesia

Outpatient Endometrial Ablation

Outpatient Hysteroscopy

Outpatient Operative Hysteroscopy

Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

Vaginal Hysterectomy and Repair


Cataract Removal and New Lens Implant / Phacoemulsification and Intraocular Lens (IOL)

Trauma & Orthopaedics

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

Partial Knee Replacement

Scarf Osteotomy – Bunion

Therapeutic Shoulder Arthroscopy

Total Hip Replacement

Total Knee Replacement


Bladder Neck Incision


Cystoscopy and Bladder Botox Injections

Cystoscopy and Insertion of Suprapubic Catheter

Diagnostic Ureteroscopy

Dorsal Slit

Endoscopic (Telescopic) Treatment of a Urethral Stricture

Epididymectomy (Removal of Part or all of the Epididymis)

Excision of Epdidiymal Cyst

Flexible Cystoscopy


Holmium Laser Bladder Neck Incision

Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)

Hydrocele Repair


Orchidopexy for an Undescended Testis

Photoselective Vapourisation of Prostate (PVP)

Prostatic Urethral Lift (Urolift)

Radical Inguinal Orchidectomy

Rigid Cystoscopy

Rigid Cystoscopy and Cystolithalopaxy

Rigid Cystoscopy and Retrograde Studies

Simple Orchidectomy

Telescopic Insertion or Removal of a Stent from the Ureter

Transurethral Prostatectomy (TURP)

Transurethral Telescopic Resection of a Bladder Tumour (TURBT)

Ureteroscopy (Telescopic Surgery) for Stone Removal