Welcome to your
Mental Capacity Act 2005
e-learning course

NHS Derbyshire
Clinical Commissioning Groups

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Learn whenever and wherever you want on desktop and tablet. You can even learn when you’re not online.
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The Mental Capacity Act 2005 is a visionary piece of legislation that empowers and protects some of the most vulnerable members of our society. This course distills and demystifies the Act, and uses checklists, case studies and the best instructional design to make your working lives easier.

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General Practitioners, Practice Nurses and Practice Managers
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Other Health and Social Care Staff



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It takes just a few simple steps to get started. Simply click the launch button above, register and you’re ready to go.


Take a break

The course is designed to work around you, so you can pause and resume the course any time you want to. Simply log back in and you can start where you left off.


Take the quiz

At the end of the course, you’ll have the option of taking a short quiz to test your knowledge. You’ll automatically be issued with a certificate on successful completion of the course.


Stay informed

Once registered, you can return to the course any time and use it to refresh your knowledge. Your Clinical Commissioning Group will ensure the content is always up to date.


We’ve developed a series of podcasts to get you started with some of the key features of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. Simply click to download and you’re ready to go.

The five principles

Helping you to understand how to use the five principles in practice.

Assessing capacity

How to assess mental capacity using the two-stage test.

Best interests

How to make best interests decisions for your patients.

Protection for acts of healthcare or treatment, and restraint

Understanding what you need to show to receive protection under the Act.

Lasting powers of attorney

Exploring the features of this important decision-making instrument.

Deprivation of liberty

Helping you understand what deprivation of liberty means and why it needs to be authorised.


Try our new app

Commissioned by Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Groups and perfect as a learning resource for busy healthcare professionals, this intuitive application develops your understanding of assessing mental capacity, making best interests decisions and navigating the deprivation of liberty safeguards.  Simply choose your platform and download.