Process: Consent Guide

Dr Martin Harris Circumcision London

Guide 2: Consent

Giving your permission and written consent for your baby circumcision process

This page is about your giving consent as parents to the circumcision process of your baby by Dr Harris. The page is based on information at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London. Dr Harris will explain about consent and how to go about asking for agreement to treatment.


What is the meaning of consent in the context of healthcare? It is the process of giving your permission to proceed with the care and treatment. You can give your consent in various different ways.


There are different and varying circumstances for the practitioner to request you give consent. Please be aware and informed the importance of ensuring that have all the needed and required information so that you will be in a position to decide and make you feel you made the right decision.


Consent should be given only voluntarily; there should be no pressure from anyone regarding you giving consent and permission.


Consent should be informed in that you should have all the information you need to make a balanced decision, including the risks, benefits and any alternatives (including doing nothing) to the proposed treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will it be Dr Harris asking me to give consent?

Dr Harris is qualified and suitably trained, with knowledge of the treatment and understand the risks and benefit, to ask you to consent.


How will I give my consent?

Your consent for the operation of circumcision process is written consent with both parents signing the consent form giving Dr Harris permission for your baby to undergo circumcision procedure.


When will I be asked to give consent to circumcision procedure?

Dr Harris we will ask both parents to give permission by both parents signing the  consent form.


 Who will give consent to circumcision procedure?

Your consent for the operation of circumcision process is written consent with both parents signing the consent form giving Dr Harris permission for your baby to undergo circumcision procedure.


What happens if I change my mind?

You can change your mind at any point after giving consent. If you do change your mind, Dr Harris will ask you to record this on the consent form. Changing your mind will not affect any care your child is given now or at any point in the future.

Reviews And Testimonials

At CircumcisionLondon, Dr Harris prides himself on providing a premium service to all of his patients. Take a look below at what his patients have been saying.

Dr Harris has been calm and reassuring throughout. He is a consummate professional and his great experience and expertise is very evident. We couldn't be more pleased and relieved that he was available for our son's bris/circumcision - it is hard to believe we could have had such a positive experience with anyone else. The whole experience has been immeasurably easier for us and our son than imagined - the baby fell asleep mid-procedure (!) and has been pretty well his usual self thereafter. Thank you.

Anthony Lazarus Avatar Anthony Lazarus
May 30, 2024

Dr Martin Harris couldn't have been better. He is highly professional, extremely experienced and goes way beyond expectation in his explanations, information sheets, putting the parents at ease and explaining every step of the way. He also made numerous visits just to check that everything is healing. I couldn't recommend him more.

Rosalie Ajzensztejn Avatar Rosalie Ajzensztejn
May 30, 2024

We are very happy with our choice of Dr Harris for our son's circumcison. He is very experienced, knowledgeable, professional and supportive. We were mislead by the hospital about the procedure but thankfully we met Dr Harris who answered our questions and gave us the confidence to proceed. We are extremely happy with the results and the process, Dr Harris was constantly available for the aftercare providing advice and good humour. We highly recommend him.

Claudia Avatar Claudia
May 19, 2024


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