Tag Archives: MCA: Mental Capacity Act 2005

Independent Mental Capacity Service: Sixth Annual Report (Department of Health)

Summary The sixth annual report on the Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) service provides statistical information on referrals to this statutory advocacy service. The profile of impairment has not changed; the most common impairments for people receiving the IMCA service are: … Continue reading

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Royal College of Nursing Consultation on Restraint in Health and Adult Social Care (RCN)

Summary The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has been commissioned by the Department of Health to review and develop guidance on positive behaviour support (PBS) and the minimisation of restrictive practices across health and adult social care. The consultation closes … Continue reading

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Mapping London’s Dementia Advocacy Services (Dementia Advocacy Network)

Summary This report, from the Dementia Advocacy Network (DAN), presents findings from DAN’s mapping project of dementia advocacy services across 33 London boroughs. Of the 142 organisations contacted, 26 were identified as providing a level of advocacy for people with … Continue reading

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Mental Capacity Act: Online Learning Resource Library (SCIE)

Summary Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) has made available a collection of audio, video and interactive  elearning resources concerning the Mental Capacity Act. These resources are available freely. Read more: SCIE elearning: Mental Capacity Act. [circa 2011].

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Independent Mental Capacity Service: Annual Report (Department of Health)

Summary The Mental Capacity Act 2005 created the Independent Mental Capacity Service to empower and safeguard people who do not have the capacity to make decisions. This Act also introduced the legal duty for NHS bodies and local authorities to … Continue reading

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Prevalence of Dementia in Care Home Residents (BBC News / Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary A survey by the Alzheimer’s Society has discovered that more than 320,000 of the 400,000 people living in the 20,000 care homes in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have dementia or severe memory problems. This estimate is almost 30% higher than … Continue reading

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Transfer of Responsibilities Under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (SCIE Report 62)

Summary Primary care trusts (PCTs) cease to exist in April 2013 and their supervisory body responsibilities under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards relating to hospitals then passes to local authorities. This transfer involves local social services authorities and health institutions … Continue reading

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