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Coronavirus (COVID-19): updates and advice.

Mental Capacity Act training for staff in the Independent, Voluntary and Private Sector

Our Mental Capacity Act (MCA) training has now changed to short virtual webinars which cover a range of topics.

MCA for IVP Sector

DateTimeTopicWebinar link

15 May 2020


Covid-19 – Undertaking Assessments

Recording of Covid-19 - Undertaking Assessments

16 July 2020


Mental Capacity Act – The Basics

Recording of Mental Capacity Act – The Basics

25 August 2020

2pm - 3pm

Testing for COVID-19 and mental capacity​ / advance decisions, previous wishes and objections / relevant case law and examples​

Recording of MCA and the Pandemic

29 September 2020 2pm - 3pm
  • Covert mediation
  • Covert care delivery
  • Case law up date

Recording of MCA Covert Care and Medication

3 November 2020 2pm - 3pm
  • Home First hospital discharge model & MCA
  • Case law
  • Objections – court of protection, early conversations and DoLS
Recording of MCA and home first hospital discharge
5 January 2021 2pm - 3pm
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Case law changes to capacity assessments
  • What is an objection?
Recording of MCA and Urinary Tract Infections
2 February 2021 2pm - 3pm
  • Coronavirus vaccinations and testing
  • Mental Capacity Assessment example
  • Applying case law to practice
Recording of MCA, COVID-19 vaccines and testing
6 April 2021 2pm - 3pm 
    To be discussed
Join the training session on Teams

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All sessions are currently free of charge, however this is under review and may change later in the year.

The Dorset Council People- Adults pricing policy changed from 1st April 2020 as follows:

  • full day course- £50 per attendee
  • half day course- £40 per attendee

Please be aware that these costs will also be incurred for attendees who are classified as a ‘late cancellation’ - cancels their place within 1 week of the course date - or a ‘no show’ on the day of the course.

Target groups

Independent, Voluntary and Private Sector.

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