MCA resources on decision making

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RCGP Mental Capacity Act (MCA) toolkit for adults in England and Wales 2011

Royal College of General Practitioners

This tool kit is designed provide information and support for the application of the Mental Capacity Act to GPs and primary care staff.

Last updated on hub: 20 September 2020

Consent: patients and doctors making decisions together

British Medical Association

This guidance provides a framework to help doctors to make decisions with their patient about their treatment and care. By following it, it will help doctors make sure they have informed consent from their patients. And that they involve families and others when it’s appropriate. It has advice on: what to tell a patient when talking about risks; what to do if a patient doesn't want to hear information that may be relevant; when to obtain written consent; what needs to be recorded. The guidance will also help doctors when their patients lack capacity (Part 3). It includes a list of things they should consider and has advice on dealing with disagreements.

Last updated on hub: 20 September 2020

Decision making when patients may lack capacity

British Medical Association

This interactive tool will help health professionals decide what to do when in doubt about their patient’s capacity to make decisions about their care. The advice is based on the principles in BMA guidance ‘Consent: patients and doctors making decisions together’ and ‘Treatment and care towards the end of life: good practice in decision-making’.

Last updated on hub: 20 September 2020

Consent, capacity and best interests assessment for health and social care interventions

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

This flowchart describes the process of assessing capacity and best interests decision making for health and social care interventions.

Last updated on hub: 19 September 2020

Best interests decision-making for adults who lack capacity toolkit

British Medical Association

This toolkit provides practical guidance to assist doctors in making decisions in the best interests of adults who lack capacity in England and Wales. It sets out an overview of the law; outlines a clear decision-making process to follow; and provides detailed practical advice as to who doctors should consult and the information they need in reaching a decision.

Last updated on hub: 19 September 2020

Mental Capacity Act toolkit

British Medical Association

This toolkit acts as a prompt to doctors when they are providing care and treatment for people who lack, or who may lack, the mental capacity to make decisions on their own behalf.

Last updated on hub: 19 September 2020

GP FAQ

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Clinical Commissioning Groups

Frequently asked questions, providing guidance for general practitioners around the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Mental Health Act 1983, decision making, identifying a deprivation of liberty, authorising a deprivation of liberty in hospital and care home settings and in domestic settings, and deprivation of liberty.

Last updated on hub: 19 September 2020

IMCA – appropriate to consult: a guide for health and social care staff

VoiceAbility

A guide for health and social care staff on how, and in which situations, a person can be referred to the Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy service.

Last updated on hub: 17 September 2020

Mental Capacity Act 2005: remember to apply the 5 and 2 in all you do

Shropshire Council

Sets out key key principles and considerations for making Best Interests decisions.

Last updated on hub: 17 September 2020

Mental Capacity Act 2005: 5 rules for supporting me

Shropshire Council

Service user "I" statements of the five principles of the Mental Capacity Act.

Last updated on hub: 17 September 2020

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