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Rachel Griffiths

Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

Rachel has huge experience and knowledge in the area of Mental Capacity, including how to recognise deprivation of liberty, when and how to assess capacity and how to go about making decisions in someone’s best interests. She is nationally recognised as a leading voice with regards to Mental Capacity, and is involved with setting the agenda as well as providing advice and information about Mental Capacity. The information, guidance and support that Rachel provides helps to ensure that the way people work is within the law and recognises that the person using services is always at the centre of any decisions made. Read more

Posts by Rachel Griffiths:

30th January 2018

Human Rights in Practice

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

‘I’m drowning in a great soup of law!” This is how a care home manager put it to me, when I...

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03rd January 2018

Advance Decisions: What do we Need to Know?

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

    I’ve been asked this a lot recently – particularly after recent publicity about a woman named Brenda, whose advance decision...

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07th December 2017

Managing Risk When Someone Might Lack Capacity

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

  It’s a real puzzle when someone who lacks capacity to understand risk is nonetheless determined to do something where you...

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17th November 2017

Hearing The Voice Of The Person With Dementia

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

Last week, I was honoured to be part of the 8th National Dementia Care Awards, which were sponsored by QCS....

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27th October 2017

Making Visits Matter

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

    I do like the title of this recently published report into home care, based on a UNISON survey of 1,000...

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18th October 2017

Equally Outstanding: A Resource from CQC

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

  This is the time of year when reports and guidance are landing on us like autumn leaves. One offering stands...

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09th October 2017

Happy Birthday MCA!

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

  The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) came into effect on 1 October 2007. After a full ten years of the...

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25th September 2017

Brain Injury – A New Identity Card

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

Identity cards get a bad press, with their suggestion that ‘Big Brother’ is watching us.  And the last thing that...

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12th September 2017

What does a DoLS authorisation allow us to do?

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

I’m inspired to take a look at this ‘deceptively simple’ question by David Beckenham’s excellent piece, on the powers the...

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11th September 2017

What does Human Rights have to do with Breakfast Time?

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

Human rights aren’t always popular, but they are a way of protecting the things that make life worth living for...

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