Consent, Capacity and the Healthcare Record

This delivery session is designed to equip staff with the right knowledge and skills to gain valid consent, keep accurate and appropriate records and understand the Mental Capacity Act (MCA).

Course Content

Consent course content:

  • Determining an appropriate level of consent for any given procedure and patient
  • What to do if you cannot gain consent
  • Help patients reach informed decisions in the consent process
  • Document the consent procedure and fill in consent forms
  • Appreciate the ethical considerations of consent

Record keeping course content

  • Providing information on documentation and record keeping
  • Understanding what records are and why records are kept
  • Examining legal issues relating to record keeping
  • Gaining an understanding of the standards required for documentation

MCA course content

  • 5 core principles of the MCA
  • Understanding the meaning of ‘capacity’ under the MCA
  • Know when and how to assess capacity
  • Recording decisions
  • To be aware of ‘Deprivation of Liberty’ and other safeguards

Course Fees and Class Size

Cost per delegate attending course at ECCH: £99

Duration of course: 1 day

Cost of in-house course: £900

Maximum number of in-house delegates: 15



1 Common Lane North
NR34 9BN

Booking forms

Please call us to discuss your requirements or if you are ready to book please complete the appropriate form below:

Booking form for courses held at ECCH

Booking form for courses held at location of your choice