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Mental Capacity Act – Online CPD

On completion of this course you will understand your obligations under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. You will understand how to apply this obligated duty into your day to day work in the dental practice.

The aim of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 is to provide guidance to providers of health and social care, including providers of dental care and treatment, on how best to ensure that the best possible decisions are made about the care or treatment of patients who do not have the capacity to make some decisions for themselves.

The course provides 45 minutes of verifiable CPD

On completion of this course you will understand your obligations under the legal framework for the Mental Capacity Act and you will understand how to apply this obligated duty into your day to day work.

To understand the following:

  • Mental Capacity Act guidance for dental providers
  • CQC & GDC guidelines and expectations
  • Five key principles
  • Factors affecting capacity
  • Decision making and capacity
  • The term restraint
  • When restraint is appropriate to use
  • Practice policies and procedures.

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  • “Makes a difficult topic to understand easy for the team.”
  • “I found the course informative and answered a lot of questions I needed to know.”
  • “This one was one of the hardest courses I have done so far, some very tricky questions.”
  • “This course allowed me to gain knowledge on this subject and was easy to understand.”
  • “Thank you for a brilliant course on this difficult subject.”
  • “I loved the case study and gave me plenty of ideas.”
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More than 98% of dental professionals who completed this course would recommend this course to others.

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Course Curriculum

  • What is the Mental Capacity Act?
    5 minutes
  • Guidance & Case Study
    5 minutes
  • Five key principles
    5 minutes
  • What the CQC says about the MCA
    5 minutes
  • What the GDC says about the MCA
    5 minutes
  • Factors affecting capacity
    5 minutes
  • Two stage test of capacity
    5 minutes
  • Decision making and capacity
    5 minutes
  • Restraint
    5 minutes
  • Two conditions of restraint
    5 minutes
  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)
    5 minutes
  • The Mental Capacity Act in action
    5 minutes
  • The problems
    5 minutes
  • The solution
    5 minutes
  • Practice policies & procedures
    5 minutes
  • Summary – Mental Capacity Act
    5 minutes
  • Pre-Question Advice Preview
    1 minutes
  • The Mental Capacity Act – Quiz
    10 questions
  • Feedback & Reflective Learning Guidance
    5 minutes

Your course includes


Up-to-date information

Our course material is both current and relevant; verified by leaders in the dental industry.

Various media

We use a combination of text, imagery, videos and presentations to help you get the most out of this course.

Course downloads

This course features documents for you to download and use in your dental practice.

Post-course feedback

Upon completion of the course you are required to complete a short feedback survey.

Frequently asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

The course begins when you are ready. Although the course duration is 45 minutes, you can work at your own pace, and your progress is saved automatically.

How long do I have access to the course?

After you have successfully enrolled on the course, there is no limit on when you must complete the course by. 

Does the course have a test?

Yes. There is a short assessment at the end of the course. You must achieve 80% or more to pass the course. If you do not pass, you have the opportunity to review the content and re-take the assessment when you are ready.

Does the course offer a certificate upon completion?

Yes. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a personalised certificate. This is saved to your personal dashboard. You can download and print this certificate when you require it. In addition, you are also credited with a digital badge that will feature in your personal dashboard.

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