All the information and materials contained in this toolkit are designed to support GP practice and each practitioner and/or primary care practice will have different views of what is helpful and when.
The resources contained herein are intended as a toolkit that can be dipped in and out of, for use in different interactions and with different time restraints, with tools, checklists and information summaries included as well as case studies to help to demonstrate application in different scenarios as well as support thinking and application of the MCA in practice.
There is not a statutory requirement to complete a particular form or document in relation to assessment of capacity or best interest decision making, however decisions should be recorded and documented in some form. We have included core assessment forms for reference purposes within this toolkit, however it should be noted that these will not be appropriate for use in every situation and a range of practice tools are available that may be far more applicable. They are included here as examples of the options available and may be reproduced and used in primary care practice if appropriate, including incorporating them into patient information systems in use.
The toolkit is organised into four sections:
Each section includes tools, checklists, template forms, case examples and other resources to support application of the specific areas of the MCA.
It is designed as a practice resource, and can be applied in a range of primary care and general practice situations.