In the seventh part of our reflective blog series, we look at some of the new statutory roles introduced within the MCA Code of Practice.
In the sixth part of our series of blogs on change to the MCA Code of Practice, we turn to one of the most looked-for discussions: the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS).
In today’s reflection on the proposed updates to the Mental Capacity Act’s Code of Practice, we consider the protection that the Act provides. This is the overarching protection both for the individual, as well as those supporting them including friends, family and professional staff at all levels.
In the fourth part of our blog series on the proposed changes to the MCA Code of Practice, we look at Chapter 4, and the process for assessing capacity.
In the third part of our series on the MCA Code of Practice consultation, we look at executive functioning impairment and fluctuating capacity.
When assessing someone for their capacity to make a specific decision, it is important that they are able to demonstrate that they can sufficiently ‘weigh up’ the decision and so form a reasoned judgement – whether we agree with their final decision or not.
In the second of our blog series on the MCA Code of Practice consultation, we look at Chapters 2 and 3, including the five statutory principles and how to support people to make their own decisions.
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.