Mental capacity assessments

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Since the new SPOC pathways were rolled out on 4th July, we have noticed a recurring theme whereby patient facing staff are deeming a person not to have capacity but are not completing the Capacity Assessment documentation. 

If a capacity assessment isn’t completed by the crew on scene, capacity must be assumed. For this reason, we are unfortunately finding that we are unable to progress a number of referrals that should be sent to social care but cannot be in the absence of a completed capacity form.  

The flyer below details the key things to remember regarding capacity assessments for SPOC referrals. An accessible PDF version of the flyer ins available in the downloads section below.


Published 23rd September 2022


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