Making decisions

Useful tools and techniques to help provide practicable help to people to make their own decisions wherever possible. Guidance and materials on how to make good best interests decisions when someone lacks mental capacity.

Panel recommendations

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Supported decision-making

Books Beyond Words


Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland

Preparing for Adulthood

Case studies

General Medical Council

Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

Best interests decisions

39 Essex Chambers

Alzheimer’s Society

Coma and Disorders of Consciousness Research Centre

Social Care Institute of Excellence (SCIE)

Case study

Best interests decision-making tools

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Devon County Council

Doncaster Council

General Medical Council

Lincolnshire County Council

North England Strategic Clinical Networks

Oxleas NHSFT

Pembrokeshire County Council

Powys County Council

South Gloucestershire Council

Surrey & Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Sheffield City Council

The British Psychological Society (BPS)