Case Number 3489
Request Date 14/02/2014
Completion Date 13/03/2014

 

Details of the Request

  1. Does your NHS Trust have a protocol or other guidelines for assessing a patient’s capacity to make decisions/give consent - under the terms of the Mental Capacity Act 2005?
     
  2. If so, please could you provide a copy of this protocol/guidance.
     
  3. If not, how is decision making capacity/capacity to consent assessed by clinicians in practice?
     
  4. Is there different guidance for mental health patients?

 

Details of the Response

1. Does your NHS Trust have a protocol or other guidelines for assessing a patient’s capacity to make decisions/give consent - under the terms of the Mental Capacity Act 2005?

Yes

 

2. If so, please could you provide a copy of this protocol/guidance.

Please see attached the Trust’s Mental Capacity Policy and Patient Consent Policy.

 

3. If not, how is decision making capacity/capacity to consent assessed by clinicians in practice?

N/A

 

4. Is there different guidance for mental health patients?

No