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 Walking through the COVID-19 landscape (Thursday, April 16, 2020)
By Lorraine Currie, MCA and DoLS Manager at Shropshire Council and carer

Head-shot of the author, Jo Giles, Customer Safeguarding Manager, gas distribution network Cadent Why the Utilities Working Group can help the most vulnerable (Monday, February 17, 2020)
By Jo Giles, Customer Safeguarding Manager, gas distribution network Cadent

Head-shot of the author, Sam Cox, Knowledge Officer (Legal and Welfare Rights) at Alzheimer's Society DoLS aren’t the only part of the mental capacity world that is changing (Thursday, February 13, 2020)
By Sam Cox, Knowledge Officer (Legal and Welfare Rights) at Alzheimer's Society

Head-shot of the author, Lorraine Currie, MCA and DoLS Manager at Shropshire Council and carer Direct payments workshop days with Shropshire Council (Monday, January 13, 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 (Wednesday, December 4, 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 (Wednesday, March 6, 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 (Tuesday, February 5, 2019)
By Stef Lunn, Adults Social Care Consultant

Ofwat - an MCA blog (Thursday, December 14, 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 (Monday, October 2, 2017)
By Lorraine Currie, MCA and DoLS Manager at Shropshire Council and carer

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

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

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

The second Mental Capacity Action Day (Friday, March 3, 2017)
By Ilora Baroness Finlay of Llandaff Chair, NMCF

Second Mental Capacity Action day outputs (Friday, March 3, 2017)
By Alexander Ruck-Keene, barrister, writer and educator, 39 Essex Chambers

University College London Hospitals MCA Conference, 31st January 2017 (Monday, February 20, 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 (Friday, January 13, 2017)
By Stef Lunn, Adults Social Care Consultant

Lives impacted by the Mental Capacity Act (Friday, December 2, 2016)
By Rachel Griffiths, Mental Capacity Act and human rights consultant

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

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

The concept we call mental capacity (Friday, October 21, 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 (Tuesday, October 18, 2016)
By Sam Cox, Alzheimer's UK

Protecting people’s money: How financial services can support people who may lack capacity (Tuesday, August 2, 2016)
By Mandy Griffin, NMCF member

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

Health professionals: Beware! (Sunday, June 5, 2016)
By Sydney, NMCF member