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Film: Using the Mental Capacity Act in the community

The trust's safeguarding team has produced an innovative training film aimed at health and social care professionals and carers across the UK. 

The film explains the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and the importance of consent to treatment in a simple ‘show how to know how’ format. 

About the Mental Capacity Act and consent to treatment 

All adults are presumed to have "capacity" to decide on their own care and treatment, unless there's significant evidence to suggest otherwise.   

"Capacity" means the ability to understand and use information to make and communicate a decision. 

The new film explains how excellent health and social care practitioners and carers can uphold patient’s human rights and offer and record appropriate care. 

You can also watch the film on our Youtube channel, here.

Using The Mental Capacity Act in the community booklet

For more information about the new film, email Sandie Cox, Adult Safeguarding Lead: sandie.cox@hrch.nhs.uk– who produced the film.