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Mental Capacity Act

07th February 2016

Self-neglect and a duty to intervene ethically

Nic Bowler Welsh Care and Social Services Inspectorate Specialist

I’m taking a break from the series of blogs on European social care this week (although I’ll be looking at...

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10th October 2015

Campaigning To Be Heard

David Beckingham Mental Health Specialist

I’ve just been reading about a campaign to change the law so families of vulnerable adults are consulted about their...

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03rd August 2015

Protecting people in our care

1Fit

A recent news story about allegations of ill-treatment by a worker in a Cumbrian care home has prompted me to...

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20th July 2015

From DoLS to providing Protective Care

1Fit

The journey to get to where we are on the operation of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (or DoLS) is...

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06th July 2015

Mental Capacity Act: The Law of Necessity

1Fit

How does a story of shipwrecked sailors from the 19th century relate to the way in which the Mental Capacity...

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20th February 2015

I’m on my way to a meeting

David Beckingham Mental Health Specialist

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 allows us to make decisions for people who lack the mental capacity to make that...

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14th November 2013

Restriction or Deprivation of Liberty – What’s the Difference?

David Beckingham Mental Health Specialist

Making Decisions in Someone’s Best Interests I have discussed in earlier articles how under section five of the Mental Capacity Act...

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25th October 2013

Keeping Up With the Law

David Beckingham Mental Health Specialist

Richard Jones has just brought out the latest edition of his Mental Health Act Manual – widely considered as ‘the...

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16th August 2013

Is the Mental Capacity Act working? Your views count.

David Beckingham Mental Health Specialist

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) has been up and running now since 2007. Whether you’re a care home manager,...

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21st June 2013

Hands Off – what the Mental Capacity Act says about restraint

David Beckingham Mental Health Specialist

What would a member of care home staff do if they saw a frail, elderly and confused resident walk out...

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