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Yorkshire and Humber

Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty.

8 reviews.

8 out of 8 recommend.

Category Mental Health
Location Regional
Intended Audience SAS doctors
Prerequisites SAS doctors


Definition of Mental Capacity and components of capacity assessment. How it is relevant and applicable in your day-to-day clinical practice. Why is it important to use the Mental Capacity Act? What is IMCA, role of IMCA and why is it important? Best Interest meeting and its relevance in clinical practice. Definition of DoLS. How can Deprivation of Liberty be identified? What practical steps can be taken to reduce the risk of a Deprivation of Liberty occurring? A few interesting scenarios from real cases to learn more.

Learning Objectives:


  • By the end of the teaching session, the audience will learn about the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and capacity assessment

  • Mental Capacity Act v. Mental Health Act

  • What is DoLS and why is it important?

  • New amendments to DoLS following Cheshire West ruling

  • The most common clinical scenarios where capacity assessment and DoLS are applicable



Dr Ashritha Roy

Dr Aparna Mordekar


Latest Reviews.

By on 11/12/2015 3:25:45 PM

a comprehensive and well presented talk

By B Nanayakkara on 11/10/2015 6:55:07 PM

It is relevant when anaesthetising patients for ECT.

By S.Thambirajah on 11/9/2015 10:22:08 AM

made aware of the mental capacity act and what DOLS stood for

By Katy on 11/4/2015 8:20:00 AM

A thorough overview of these topics and what they mean in clinical practice for us.

By Murali Krishnan RAMASUBRAMANIAN on 10/27/2015 8:39:13 PM

It is relevant in A&E and Ward settings.

By Judith Dodds on 10/27/2015 12:51:35 PM

I do not recall ever having a talk on this issue, even as a medical student-I guess this is because capacity and deprivation of liberty were not so high on the agenda then. Thus this talk was very welcome and clarified the current situation for me.

By Katie Flint on 10/27/2015 12:37:17 PM

A very useful subject on what is usually a poorly understood topic.

By Dr Stefan Maz on 10/27/2015 8:58:26 AM

A clear and comprehensive account of an often poorly-understood area of healthcare law, one which has been highlighted by the Care Quality Commission as of vital importance to all Trusts.