Working in health

Here you will find guidance and resources on the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards for professionals working in health.

GMC Mental Capacity flowchart

GMC Mental Capacity Act and consent resource page

Free online learning

Cambridgeshire County Council and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG have produced a Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) online learning tool specifically for health professionals. This online resource is completely free and will help healthcare professionals understand:

  • What the MCA is
  • What they need to know
  • How it affects them
  • How it affects their patients
  • How to apply this to their practice

Find out more about the online learning tool

Fact sheets provided by the Medical Protection Society

Other resources

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