MENTAL CAPACITY ACT 2005. Sophie Harvey GPST1 Abid Sabir GPST1 19/12/2012. 5 Principles of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005. Assume Capacity Help people have capacity in all practical ways before deciding they don’t have capacity People are entitled to make unwise decisions
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Sophie Harvey GPST1
Abid Sabir GPST1
capacity to make decision?
communicate their decision
cultural and religious
A: Presumption of capacity
2) Back row, 1st of right – what is the most important of the principles to you and why?
A: no wrong answer
3) Middle row, middle person – what test as GPs can we use to test capacity?