Adults have a right to make their own decisions, even decisions which may seem unwise to others. The Mental Capacity Act 2005 is legislation that protects and describes this right and it also safeguards for those who lack capacity. It is actually relatively easy to read for a piece of legislation and has a definition on how you can assess capacity.
Patient safety is central to General Practice, with learning from mistakes or “near misses” an important personal learning and practice / professional responsibility.
“General practice is in crisis, with increasing patient need and demand, coupled with a shrinking and exhausted workforce.”
Following amendments to the Control of Asbestos Regulations, 2006 which states that all non-domestic premises have a duty to manage asbestos, you will be aware that we have been in negotiation with a fully accredited company, Asbestos Surveying Industries Ltd, to secure discounts for such surveys for practices within the Wessex LMCs area.