The Presumption of Capacity

It is a cardinal principle of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (‘MCA’) that those responsible, including doctors, care workers, family and the court, must be fastidious to evaluate capacity on an issue-specific basis.Hayden, J QJ v A Local Authority & An NHS Trust [2020] EWCOP 7 Most research nurses will have undertaken "Informed Consent" training.… Continue reading The Presumption of Capacity