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Webinar: MCA and COVID vaccinations in care homes

Took place: 18 December 2020

With the imminent roll-out of COVID vaccinations in care homes, the National Mental Capacity Forum held a Rapid Response Webinar on Friday 18th December 2020 to share knowledge and reinforce good practice in consenting patients for the new COVID vaccinations, and to empower clinicians to have meaningful engagement with vaccine recipients.

The webinar addressed practical issues faced within the care home environment and address concerns among primary care providers.

The National Mental Capacity Forum is a joint Ministry of Justice and Department of Health and Social Care initiative. Its purpose is to work with stakeholders from health and social care, together with those from other sectors (for example, finance, legal, police, housing) to identify complementary actions which member organisations can pursue, especially at a local level, to improve implementation of the MCA.

The event was hosted by the Autonomy Project at the University of Essex.

Chair: Baroness Ilora Finlay (Chair of the National Mental Capacity Forum)

Technical host: Prof Wayne Martin

Panelists included:

  • Bryony Kendall
  • Elisabeth Alton
  • Patricia Wincester
  • Alex Ruck Keene
  • Christine Whiteside