Independent Mental Capacity Advocates

Must be consulted in specific circumstances

  • When person without capacity has no one other than paid staff to consult in a best interest decision where
    • Serious medical treatment is proposed
    • Their residence to be arranged or changed to hospital (>28days) or care home (>8 weeks)

May be instructed to support someone who lacks capacity to make decisions in

  • Care reviews
  • Adult protection cases whether or not family/friends involved

 

IMCA’s

  • Are advocates not decision makers
  • Can be bypassed in urgent clinical situations
  • In Nottingham are provided by:
    POhWER  0300 020 0093
     yourvoiceyourchoice@pohwer.net Website

 Planning Your Future Care