Blogs featuring MCA best practice

The National Mental Capacity Forum is a joint Ministry of Justice and Department of Health and Social Care initiative, working with stakeholders from health, social care and other sectors to improve implementation of the Mental Capacity Act.

Blogs from the National Mental Capacity Forum leadership group

These blogs have been supplied by National Mental Capacity Forum leadership group and feature best practice advice.

Head-shot of the author, Lorraine Currie, MCA and DoLS Manager at Shropshire Council and carer Direct payments workshop days with Shropshire Council (13 January 2020)
By Lorraine Currie, MCA and DoLS Manager at Shropshire Council and carer

Head-shot of the author, Betsey Lau-Robinson, Head of Safeguarding and the Mental Capacity Act at the University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust A platform for professionals to network (04 December 2019)
By Betsey Lau-Robinson, Head of Safeguarding and the Mental Capacity Act at the University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Head-shot of the author, Emma Tante, Anthony Gold Solicitors The third annual Mental Capacity Action Day (06 March 2019)
By Emma Tante, Anthony Gold Solicitors

Head-shot of the author, Stef Lunn, Adults Social Care Consultant An eye for detail and another for the bigger picture (05 February 2019)
By Stef Lunn, Adults Social Care Consultant

Ofwat - an MCA blog (14 December 2017)
By Dannii Leivers, Senior Associate, Strategy and Policy, Ofwat

Head-shot of the author, Lorraine Currie, MCA and DoLS Manager at Shropshire Council and carer Happy Birthday MCA: my life with the MCA (02 October 2017)
By Lorraine Currie, MCA and DoLS Manager at Shropshire Council and carer

Dementia needs hospice, needs dementia? (18 September 2017)
By David Jolley, NMCF member

Next of kin (28 July 2017)
By Professor Keith Brown, NCMF member

Amazingly proud (26 May 2017)
By Will, NMCF member

The second Mental Capacity Action Day (03 March 2017)
By Ilora Baroness Finlay of Llandaff Chair, NMCF

Second Mental Capacity Action day outputs (03 March 2017)
By Alexander Ruck-Keene, barrister, writer and educator, 39 Essex Chambers

University College London Hospitals MCA Conference, 31st January 2017 (20 February 2017)
By Betsey Lau-Robinson, University College London NHS Foundation Trust Lead for Safeguarding Adults & the MCA

Help make the MCA as well- known as the Mental Health Act (13 January 2017)
By Stef Lunn, Adults Social Care Consultant

Lives impacted by the Mental Capacity Act (02 December 2016)
By Rachel Griffiths, Mental Capacity Act and human rights consultant

When the Mental Capacity Act comes to stay (27 October 2016)
By Lorraine Currie, MCA and DoLS Manager at Shropshire Council and carer

Why have a National Mental Capacity Forum? (27 October 2016)
By Baroness Ilora Finlay, NMCF chair

The concept we call mental capacity (21 October 2016)
By Stef Lunn, Independent Social Worker with a special interest in service user engagement and mental capacity

The MCA is one of the most important pieces of law for people with dementia – yet awareness of it is low (18 October 2016)
By Sam Cox, Alzheimer's UK

Protecting people’s money: How financial services can support people who may lack capacity (02 August 2016)
By Mandy Griffin, NMCF member

Hearing the Voice of the Person (25 July 2016)
By Rachel Griffiths, Mental Capacity Act and human rights consultant

Health professionals: Beware! (05 June 2016)
By Sydney, NMCF member