Clinical Governance

Making Best Interest Decisions

Contributes 1 hour to your CPD


(or included in your £37.99 yearly subscription)

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Course Details:

This course takes an in-depth look at the three approaches to decision making as set out in the Mental Capacity Act (MCA).

You will be presented with a short presentation followed by an assessment.

If you achieve 80% or more, you pass the course and will receive a printable certificate to place in your CPD folder. 

If you do not pass, you will have the opportunity to review the content and retake the assessment when you feel confident.


This course aims to provide learners with an understanding of decision making in line with regulations and legal considerations.


Learners will be able to:

  • Understand options available when a patient lacks the mental capacity to consent.
  • Explore methods in which decisions can be made on the patient’s behalf.
  • Introduce the Statutory Checklist outlined in the Mental Capacity Act (2005) Section 4.
  • Define how the Statutory Checklist can be applied in a case study.

Learning Outcomes:

The learner understands:

  • Safeguarding measures used for patients lacking mental capacity.  
  • How to manage the care of patients who lack the mental capacity to consent. 
  • How to ensure that practice policies are valid and effective.