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Decision-making and mental capacity [NG108]

Measuring the use of this guidance

Recommendation: 1.5.5

Health and social care services should: - implement a service-wide process for recording best interests decisions and ensure that staff are aware of this and - have clear systems in place to support practitioners to identify and locate any relevant written statement made by the person when they had capacity, at the earliest possible time.

What was measured: Proportion of people with dementia who had a change of residence after discharge from hospital where their casenotes had a record of the person's consent or best interests decision making when such a change was proposed.
Data collection end: October 2018
Number that met the criteria: 949 / 1444
Area covered: National
Source: Royal College of Psychiatrists. National Audit of Dementia.

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