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Mental Capacity Act

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Medical Doctors
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Healthcare e-Learning

Mental health disorders are now one of the main healthcare problems across the world.

This programme aims to equip healthcare professionals with vital skills and strategies to help a patient experiencing a mental health problem, such as depression, anxiety or bipolar.

Developed by NHS England, elearning for healthcare and various partner organisations such as The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and the Department of Health & Social Care. The content has been written and peer-reviewed by leading clinical specialists in the UK. It is relevant to all health and social care practitioners around the world – regardless of specialty or profession.

Course Features

  • Relevant to health and social care professionals globally
  • Produced by clinical experts in the UK
  • Dynamic and engaging content, with videos, case studies and questions

Course Content

This online Mental Capacity Act programme consists of a number of sessions. Sessions each take around 20 to 30 minutes to complete. You can dip into the content whenever you choose and recap any material as needed.

The programme consists of sessions covering topics such as the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) as part of human rights, assessing mental capacity, planning ahead using the MCA, patient best interests, restraint, Deprivation of Liberty and the relationship between the MCA and the Mental Health Act.

Additional sessions cover the MCA and young people aged 16 or 17, research involving people who lack capacity, the Mental Capacity Act and adult safeguarding and finally settling disputes and disagreements.


eIntegrity programmes are developed by NHS Health Education England’s e-Learning for Healthcare programme (HEE e-LfH). 

The programmes are high quality self-directed learning programmes.  They are designed to support training and CPD and are excellent resources alongside other traditional teaching methodologies.  They have been developed by the UK NHS for use in the NHS.  However, many of the programmes have international relevance, particularly the specialty training programmes which are often mapped to UK specialty training curricula.


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