National Mental Capacity Action Day – 15 March 2016

National Mental Capacity Action Day is to increase awareness of the Mental Capacity Act and to highlight good MCA practice.

The purpose of the Action Day is to:

Get involved with the MCA Action Day

Baroness Ilora Finlay, Chair of the National Mental Capacity Forum, is inviting submissions to highlight work that has raised awareness and improved implementation of the MCA. It does not have to be a large programme of work – some very small projects are making a difference across social care, health and other sectors. Your submissions should be specific and contain some indication of your evaluation of your work’s success.

The Department of Health is aiming to collate all your submissions and publish them to help spread good practice. Copies will be sent to Ministers at the Department of Health and Ministry of Justice who are keen to understand where best practice in the country exists.

We would be very pleased to hear from individuals or groups working with the MCA. But certainly we would expect that all dedicated MCA governance groups in England and Wales submit this information as a priority over the coming weeks.

Download: National Mental Capacity Action Day submission template.
Your submission should be sent to before the end of February 2016.

Come to the MCA Action Day

The MCA Action Day will be held at the Royal College of Anaesthetists in London. If you would like to attend the event, please express your interest when you return your submission. Due to the high demand, we will not be able to make a space at the National Mental Capacity Action Day available to you if you have not posted a submission. If you are new to post and so cannot identify work undertaken in the last year, a submission as to work planned (again, specific work) will suffice. Please download the Action Day submission template below.

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