As of July 2023 there is now a new updated COP3 form (‘assessment of capacity’ for Court of Protection Submissions) available on the UK Government website. We have a growing range of blogs around this topic and area able to provide completition of Part B on referral. For a walkthrough guide of the updated document, please visit.
News about Mental Capacity Ltd and its two Directors, Nicky Ryder and Mike Ryder.
In the last 18 months, we have published 100 blog posts on topics relating to Mental Capacity and the Mental Capacity Act (2005). In that time, we’ve covered a diverse range of subjects from Lasting Power of Attorney, to least restrictive practice, the causative nexus, and much more besides! We’ve also recently launched a series of mini case studies using characters from famous film and TV shows as a way to think about capacity around decisions.
At the start of 2023, we celebrated our first full year in business. We are really proud of all we have achieved in the last year and hope to continue to develop our business as we expand our training offerings, and support healthcare teams with bespoke consultancy services and Mental Capacity Assessments for complex cases.
In our mission to Promote, Partner and Protect, we place a great emphasis on helping teams develop their skills around the Mental Capacity Act, Mental Capacity Assessments, and related areas such as Best Interest Decisions and LPA. In today’s blog we want to shed a little light on what this can look like in everyday practice…
On 8th July 2022 a set of nine draft forms related to the Liberty Protection Safeguards were released via email from the Department of Health and Social Care. These are not believed to be the mandatory format going forward, but rather are designed to help guide expectations and ensure consistency.
Values are essential to help us establish a moral outlook and focus within our everyday practices – without which we lose our sense of identity and purpose.
Here at Mental Capacity Ltd, we have identified three core values to guide us in our mission: Promote, Partner and Protect.
The LPS consultation will now remain open until 14th July 2022 to allow for a greater range of responses. There are a number of resources and walkthroughs on the consultation document(s) available, including easy read versions available via the main consultation website.
We are delighted to announce the next in our series of webinars designed to build confidence in working with the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and…
We are pleased to announce that our co-director Nicky Ryder has a piece featured in OT News (April 2022) that looks at awareness raising and education within the multidisciplinary team surrounding grading and adapting. The article also includes her own proposed basic hierarchy to support application in practice.
The idea for Mental Capacity Ltd started one day when my brother Mike was visiting me in at my home in the South East, and we got chatting about my work as a mental capacity assessor and advocate.
During our chats, we started to talk about some of the frustrations I was experiencing with my work, and the poor practice I was encountering on an almost daily basis. Examples included wrongly applied DNAR orders, care plans that unduly restrained users in their wheelchairs, and the unlawful application of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), particularly within the private sector as well as lack of application in main stream hospital wards.