Mae etiem newyddion yn ymddangos yn Saesneg yn unig, oni bai
bod y testun gwreiddiol wedi'i ddarparu yn Gymraeg hefyd.
It helps to ensure that people are supported to make decisions
for themselves when they have the mental capacity to do so, and
where they lack mental capacity to make specific decisions they
remain at the centre of the decision-making process.
This NICE guideline has been commissioned by the Department of
Health as a result of historic concerns raised by the Care Quality
Commission in England. The Care Quality Commission identified
serious issues with the practical implementation of the Mental
The recommendations are relevant when supporting adults who may
in the future lose, or have already lost, mental capacity to make
specific decisions about health care, including consenting to
medical treatment; social care; or financial matters.
The guideline focuses on the key areas of:
- Advance care planning - supporting people to make arrangements
for a time when they may lack mental capacity to make decisions for
themselves, so that their wishes, values and beliefs can guide and
inform those decisions
- Supported decision-making - ensuring that people who have the
mental capacity to make specific decisions for themselves are
given the help and support they need to do so
- Assessment of mental capacity to make specific decisions at a
- Best interests decision-making - using the provisions of the
Mental Capacity Act to make decisions for a person who has been
assessed as lacking mental capacity to make that specific decision
for themselves; maximising the participation of that person in the
decision-making; considering their wishes, values and beliefs; and
ensuring appropriate access to independent advocacy services.
Deadline for comments: 5 February 2018