Mental Capacity Act: core skills in assessment
This one-day course for medical and nursing professionals covers the philosophical and legal underpinnings of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA), latest research in mental capacity, and core skills required for capacity-related decision-making.
The role of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) will also be covered, a core part of practice in hospital and community settings.
|Describe the philosophical underpinnings of mental capacity and decision-making||Describe the role of the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards legislation, and identify when they apply|
|Make a capacity assessment in accordance with the Act||Formulate an action plan following capacity assessment in accordance with the principles of the Act|
Learn from the experts
At Maudsley Learning, we’re experts in providing mental health training for both healthcare and non-healthcare staff. We’re closely aligned with King’s College London and are part of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM), meaning our staff have extensive knowledge of mental health related topics.
Advance your knowledge
Whether you’re looking to complete training as part of your CPD, or simply want to learn more, this Mental Capacity Act training will help you to deepen your knowledge of the topic. If you’re a healthcare organisation looking to upskill your team, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0330 808 9391 to commission a bespoke course, which is tailored to your individual needs.
Contact us for bulk booking discounts on group bookings of more than 5.
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 would welcome the opportunity to discuss your requirements and develop a proposal.
Let our team complete a full Training Needs Analysis for a department, directorate, or the whole hospital! We can work to complete this ourselves or work collaboratively with your own staff. Our standard outcome measures assess learner progress and produce a full report looking at wider impact of training using a range of tested assessment methodologies.
Is Mental Capacity Act training mandatory?
If you want to carry out certain functions under the Mental Capacity Act, you’ll have to complete mandatory training. Specifically, this has to be approved by the Department of Health. You can do these courses in person, or you can complete some online if you prefer.
What is the difference between DoLS and Mental Capacity Act?
The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) is a part of the Mental Capacity Act. However, this is being replaced by the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS). The DoLS outlines the procedures in place to deprive someone of their liberty if they lack the capacity to consent. This is designed to keep them safe from harm. If you'd like to learn more about the LPS, book onto our Liberty Protection Safeguards training.