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



  • Are advocates not decision makers
  • Can be bypassed in urgent clinical situations
  • In Nottingham are provided by:
    POhWER [icon name=icon-phone]0300 020 0093
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