Making Decisions on Capacity and Best Interests: Strategic Briefing (2013)
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It’s estimated that as many as two million adults in England and Wales lack the mental capacity to make decisions on a daily basis. Consequently, the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) lies at the core of many decisions in adult social care.
However, despite its surface simplicity, there are many complex questions about how capacity should be assessed and best interests decisions made and implemented in practice.
Aimed at: Directors, Lead Members, managers, commissioners and practitioners.
Number of pages: 3
Product code: AD-STB-006
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