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A practical, easy to use tool to help you to break down the assessment into a number of discrete, legally-compliant steps.
Interim guidance for health professionals in England and Wales.
The law and ethical issues in advance decisions and proxy decision-making in medical treatment and research.
Identify factors that may be relevant when assessing whether an adult may be deprived of liberty.
Our advice on acting as a health and welfare attorney for your patients under the Mental Capacity Act (2005).
Read about the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000. Northern Ireland is currently governed by the common law.
Please note that this content is currently under review.
This guidance focuses particularly on statutory advocacy services and when health professionals must involve them.
What to do when a patient lacks capacity to consent to testing for blood-borne viruses when a needlestick injury is sustained.
The legal and ethical position where adults who are subject to abuse may not want confidential information disclosed.