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OPINION: R&RA CEO, Judy Downey, calls for pause in Mental Capacity Act Bill

OPINION: R&RA CEO, Judy Downey, calls for pause in Mental Capacity Act Bill

Judy Downey, Chair and CEO of The Relatives & Residents Association, tells CHP worrying elements remain in the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill, despite some of the sector’s concerns being taken on board

Ministers urged to eliminate conflict of interest in mental capacity proposals

Care leaders have urged the Government to eliminate a conflict of interest within its mental capacity reform proposals.

EXCLUSIVE: SCIE Chair Paul Burstow voices unease over Mental Capacity Act reform

Paul Burstow, Chair of the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), has added his voice to the growing chorus of concern over the Mental Capacity Act (Amendment) Bill currently making its way through Parliament.

Government urged to collaborate on mental capacity law reform

The Government has been urged to collaborate with the care sector on mental capacity law reforms reaching a key stage in the legislation process this week.

Care leaders urge Government rethink on Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill

Care leaders have urged the Government to urgently rethink its Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill as it enters a crucial stage in Parliament.

Mental Capacity Act Bill ‘not fit for purpose’, says Care England

Care England, the largest representative body for independent adult social care providers, has expressed concern about a Mental Capacity Act reform bill that entered the House of Lords this week.

Social care failing vulnerable people, Ombudsman says

Vulnerable people are being forced into situations against their will because care providers are not going through the proper process, according to a new report.

Care England welcomes DoLS changes

Care England has welcomed news that coroners will no longer have a duty to undertake an inquest into death of every person who was subject to an authorisation under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS).

Survey finds low Mental Capacity Act awareness

A survey has found 89% of health and social care professionals would like a better understanding of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA), with 87% feeling writing reports is a burden.

Care England puts Mental Capacity Act at the heart of its November conference

Mental Capacity Act will be discussed and debated by a broad spectrum of industry experts.