Camden, Haringey, Islington CEPNs
WHY MCA? MENTAL CAPACITY ACT
Understanding and awareness of the principles of The Mental Capacity Act 2005 is an essential requirement for all staff involved in the care, treatment and support of people over the age of 16 years who may lack the capacity to make decisions for themselves.
The Act was enacted to ensure that the capacity of adults is assessed consistently by all professionals. Its approach provides an appropriate platform for determining capacity regardless of your professional role. The Act establishes a statutory framework for determining a person’s capacity and introduces a checklist of factors that needs to be considered when determining if care and treatment is in a person’s best interests.
This is a one-day FREE training course, split into an introductory session in the morning, followed by a simulation training in the afternoon.
LEARNING OUTCOMES•An increased understanding of the MCA 2005•A better understanding of the effective ways to communicate with patients and those important to them•Increased confidence in caring for those vulnerable patients in the application of assessments to determine mental capacity in relation to specific decision making•Increased understanding of the system wide approach
TARGET AUDIENCE•General Practice Staff•Secondary Care Staff•Acute Hospital Trust Staff•Community Pharmacists•Community Services Staff•Social Care including Care Homes•Mental Health Services