An introduction to the Mental Capacity Act and Mental Health Act
The Mental Health Act (MHA) and Mental Capacity Act (MCA) provide legal coverage for a wide range of mental health and physical health interventions that can be just as relevant in the acute hospital setting as in mental health trusts. Recent challenging cases have highlighted the need for further training in this area for nursing staff at all levels in acute hospitals. In addition, the imminent change from Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards to the new Liberty Protection Safeguards means that understanding the MCA and how it interacts with the MHA in patients under coercive or restrictive treatment is even more important for frontline staff.
This programme seeks to cover principles of the MHA/MCA with a focus on relevant clinical cases and ‘need to know’ learning for nurses, doctors, and allied health professionals working in inpatient medical environments.
The programme is comprised of 4 eLearning modules:
- Module 1 – Capacity, an introduction
- Module 2 – The Capacity Assessment
- Module 3 – Making decisions for those who lack capacity
- Module 4 – The Mental Health Act in Acute Hospital
By the end of the course you will have learned how to:
- Recognise when a capacity assessment may be required
- Make a capacity assessment at a level appropriate to your role
- Making decisions for those who lack capacity
- Identify when the Mental Health Act should be used instead of the Mental Capacity Act
- Provide care for patients detained in hospital under the Mental Health Act
Discounted rates are available for group bookings. Please contact us for more information. Maudsley Learning has a full range of courses to meet the needs of your organisation. Most can be delivered to you flexibly and tailored to your requirements.
We are able to offer custom-made programs, whether digital or face to face, to meet the education and training needs of your organisation in the UK or internationally.
We value research and knowledge-sharing and will continue to contribute to the literature base on mental health education, addressing important research questions in this exciting field.