Aiming to increase awareness and highlight good practice of the Mental Capacity Act, the new National Mental Capacity Forum has organised the National MCA Action Day for the 15th March this year.
As an article from Community Care UK states, The Mental Capacity Act is about ‘treating people as human beings worthy of respect and time.’ The forum intends to identify MCA improvement priorities for the coming year, and work towards improving the implementation of the Mental Capacity Act at the frontline.
The Adult Principal Social Workers Network is encouraging practitioners to post comments and photos illustrating unwise decisions they have made, to highlight the importance of respecting the capacitated ‘unwise’ decisions of people receiving support. If you want to get involved, just follow the Mental Capacity Act forum on twitter @MCAatDH and use the twitter hashtags #mca and #unwisedecision to share what decision you have made that could be considered unwise by other people.
If you want to further yours or your staffs’ knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act, we have an online training course that can help. All of the key aims and principles of this important legislation are covered, including the concepts of capacity and best interests, and the importance of the Code of Practice and how the courts become involved.
On top of this, we have MCA – specialist case studies. This course contains a set of four specialist units and has been developed specifically for practitioners working in these settings:
- Mental Health
- Acute Hospitals
- Community and Primary Care
- Residential Settings
The specialist case studies course comprises twenty different cases and can be used as the basis for staff training, refresher sessions, individual learning and continuous professional development, and as a day-to-day reference for staff. If you are working towards a CPD certificate, the Mental Capacity Act – Specialist Case Studies will award you 4 hours.
If you are interested in training for the Mental Capacity Act or any other health and social care modules, view our catalogue of 50+ e-learning courses here and get in touch today on 0161 928 9987.