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Assessing mental capacity

Over one million older people in the UK now have a mental illness that could affect their capacity to carry out certain tasks or make important decisions. The courts and regulators now expect professionals to assess whether the presumption of capacity should be set aside and, if so, what to do. Recognising mental illness, and assessing subtle impairment of capacity, may be difficult without training.

Primarily aimed at general practitioners and other professionals (such as solicitors, private bankers and accountants) working with clients who may lack capacity to take key decisions, we offer 60-minute training sessions, which include:

The common mental disorders and how to recognise them

How these disorders may affect mental capacity

How to assess mental capacity

What to do if you think a patient or client lacks mental capacity

Our approach to training is to maximise delegate participation and create an inspirational environment that facilitates shared learning. In addition, we can offer bespoke courses around mental capacity and many other topics to meet your unique learning needs.

Let us help find the right training for you.

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  • Excellent. Dr Warner’s talk was the best on capacity that I’ve attended with a real focus on the practical aspects.
    Irwin Mitchell LLP
  • Excellent session. Really feel that I am now in a better position to identify potential issues with our clients.
    Delegate, Julius Baer
  • Extremely informative and relevant to primary care.
    General Practitioner
  • Really useful reminder and extension of my knowledge. Will disseminate to staff.
    General Practitioner
  • Thank you so much for such an engaging and interesting talk.
    Delegate, Mishcon de Reya