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The Mental Capacity Act 2005 introduced the role of the independent mental capacity advocate (IMCA).

View more specific details about what family and friends, doctors, social care staff and others need to know about IMCAs.

Doctors about medical decisions

This sets out a doctor’s statutory responsibilities in relation to instructing an IMCA.

People who instruct IMCAs

Looking at the legal duties when involving an IMCA.

Health and social care staff

What to do if you think someone needs an IMCA.

Family and friends

The situations in which IMCAs are involved with a person’s family and friends.