Publicly funded NHS & social care services
Publicly funded NHS & social care services

Mental Capacity Act for Practitioners (Bath Venue)

Course Details

Course Length
3.5 hours
Course Cost
No Charge
St Martin's Hospital
Clara Cross Lane

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Target Group
Staff above support worker level that directly provide health and social care and are in a position to make decisions about the service user’s care.
Aim of Course
This half day workshop is a comprehensive overview around the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and how the 5 principles that underpin the Act weave through our daily working life. Staff will explore issues of consent, mental capacity and enabling decision making to help promote and support service users to make significant social and health care decisions. The course will raise awareness around Best Interest Decision making and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.
Learning Outcomes
• Understand key components of Consent and the MCA in the context of health and social care. • To understand the 5 principles outlined within the Act and be familiar with the two stage mental capacity assessment • Identify the decision maker and how to make a best interest decision, via advocacy if necessary e.g. IMCA • To be aware of when care arrangements might constitute a Deprivation of Liberty and who to contact.
Available Dates
  • 23/02/1713:30 - 17:00