EIDO Healthcare was established in June 2000 in response to the growing need in the UK healthcare sector for improvements to the informed consent process.
The word “EIDO” itself emphasises the reasons behind our establishment. “EIDO” is an ancient Greek word meaning to see completely; to understand or become aware; to be conscious or informed of – in essence, this is our raison d’etre.
We believe that informed consent should be a process, based on discussion and dialogue – rather than just a signature on a piece of paper.
Patients need to be properly informed so that they can share in the decision-making process.
Clinicians need support in order to provide timely and comprehensive information to their patients.