Assessing capacity: webinar

Our webinar covers what you need to know about assessing a patient's capacity to make decisions about their treatment, and other key areas.

24 May 2023


Assessing capacity is part and parcel of being a doctor. A patient's ability to make a decision with regard to treatment is central to the interaction between doctor and patient, and affects the care you provide.

Hosted by the MDU's medico-legal advisers, our webinar covers what steps to take when assessing a patient's capacity to make a decision regarding their treatment, along with other key areas:

  • covering practical steps to take to help a patient make decisions themselves
  • looking at the MCA two-stage assessment for capacity
  • ensuring you know what information is relevant to tell patients when making decisions
  • Q&A session with our medico-legal advisers.


This page was correct at publication on 24/05/2023. Any guidance is intended as general guidance for members only. If you are a member and need specific advice relating to your own circumstances, please contact one of our advisers.