Mental Capacity Act Directory

August 2017

Mental Health

Country of origin: UK

The Social Care Institute for Excellence has published a new Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Directory, an online collection of up-to-date MCA materials. Examples of good practice, and other useful content, have been submitted by professionals across all the sectors that use the MCA. It is a useful new resource that gives easy access to quality-assured MCA resources. It is vital that staff working with people who may lack capacity, fully understand the implications of the Mental Capacity Act.

Resources

Mindfulness App January 2018 Create to Heal app developed by the The Women with Wings Foundation helps cancer patients with stress reduction techniques....
Psychiatry Advisor January 2018 Psychiatry Advisor is a free, simple to use, medical app designed to be the essential resource for psychiatric healthcare...
Patient Safety Guidance Rapid Response December 2017 The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) has issued patient safety guidance for staff working in the area of mental health...
The Case Of Mental Health In English Primary Care November 2017 Little research attention has been given to attempts to implement organisational initiatives to improve quality of care for...
Seven Steps to Patient Safety in Mental Health November 2017 The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) has issued patient safety guidance for staff working in the area of mental health...
Helping People Who Are Unable To Make Some Decisions For Themselves October 2017 This booklet is one of a series of six on the Mental Capacity Act published by the Mental Capacity Implementation Programme...
Best Practice In Managing Risk October 2017 This framework is a guide for mental health professionals working with service users to assess risk. It underpins risk...
People With Mental Health Problems Need Extra Cessation Support October 2017 According to a new report published by the Mental Health Foundation, government efforts are needed to ensure that people...
Guidance on medication and learning disability behavioural problems October 2017 The University of Birmingham, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and MENCAP, have published the first national guideline...
Website uses scientific testing to increase happiness September 2017 A professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, Martin Seligman, PhD, has developed a series of scientifically...
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