Clinical Governance

Mental Capacity Act

Contributes 45 minutes to your CPD


(or included in your £37.99 yearly subscription)

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Course Details:

This course will provide learners with an understanding of the fundamentals of the Mental Capacity Act.

You will be presented with a 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 take the assessment again when you feel confident. 


This course will teach learners how to understand the principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 framework.


Learners will:

  • Understand why the Mental Capacity Act was introduced
  • Recognise the 5 principles of the Act
  • Know how to manage decision making and how to gain valid consent from patients
  • Understand the CQC requirements

Learning Outcomes:

The Learner:

  • Is able to define the Mental Capacity Act
  • Understands the principles of the Mental Capacity Act
  • Understands the decisions which a person may need to make
  • Understands what needs to be recorded if a patient is thought to lack capacity
  • Is able to define Mental Capacity Act safeguards
  • Understands the term 'Best Interests'