Posted by Mike Hostick on July 21, 2017
Services ‘too often’ failing to apply Mental Capacity Act properly
Local Government Ombudsman issues warning after finding one in five social care complaints concerned the MCA or DoLS http://www.communitycare.co.uk/2017/07/19/social-workers-often-failing-apply-mental-capacity-act-properly-says-watchdog/
CQC inspections in the news
The inspectors, who visited the home in April, found residents were not provided with consistent kind and caring support, and their rights under the Mental Capacity Act were not respected.http://newarkadvertiser.co.uk/news/2017/07/21/bowbridge-court-care-home-'must-improve'-after-being-placed-in-special-measures
The inspectors, who visited the home in April, found residents were not provided with consistent kind and caring support, and their rights under the Mental Capacity Act were not respected.http://newarkadvertiser.co.uk/news/2017/07/21/bowbridge-court-care-home-%27must-improve%27-after-being-placed-in-special-measures
The principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 were not adhered to.
At that time, questions were also raised as to why no records of patients’ levels of mental capacity being assessed under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 were being kept.