Ehealthtracker Mental Capacity Act Training for Trainers


Facilitated by: Paul Wilkins 

Friday 20th June 2014  9.00 to 17.00

Cost £299

Ehealthtracker tools are a unique response to the challenges that the Mental Capacity Act (MCA 2005) brings to health and social care providers.

The tools have been developed and updated in line with ever changing views on the application of the act drawn from our significant practice experience and from Court of Protection case law.

In order to further enhance the benefits that the tools have for the user and their organisation we have developed a one day training program that we will be delivering on:

We have looked at the training that is currently available (both online and face to face) and feel that it is largely inadequate. The MCA has been in operation for 7 years now and it is time that training moved on from solely repeating the themes and messages from the Code of Practice.

The workshop is aimed at more senior staff and those required to support the application of the act within an organisation (trainers and supervisors).

This one day workshop will focus on real life solutions to complex practice issues and will demonstrate how our unique system can support health and social care staff.

Learning outcomes

The participants will be able to:

1.     The Tools

Effectively navigate and utilise the 3 ehealthtracker tools and will be able to coach others to use the tools.

2.     Assessing Capacity

Identify factors to consider before undertaking an assessment , making sure the decision is defined

Identify and understand the importance of the legal definition of capacity in a range of decision making areas.

Appreciate there is no such thing as an informal assessment of capacity.

Learn to avoid conflating capacity and best interests.

3.     Best Interest Decisions

Appreciate the importance of the principles of necessity, proportionality and of minimising restrictions.

Understand the importance of completing and documenting a ‘balancing exercise’.

Recognise when a best interest decision is contested and appreciate what action may be necessary.

4.     Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)

Appreciate the importance of the recent Supreme Court ruling (March 2014) and understand the ‘new acid test’ used to identify a deprivation of liberty.

Identify when an application to the DoLS Supervisory Body may now be necessary.

We have tried to pack as much as we can into the day, as you can see from above. In order to cover all of what is planned the day will run promptly from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm with a 45 minute break for lunch and a 15 minute break in the morning and afternoon.

Requirements of participants

To have a working appreciation of the Mental Capacity Act as we won’t be covering the usual topics covered in standard training sessions.

To bring a wireless enabled device (laptop or tablet) to access tools during day.