Capacity Assessment

Medico-Legal Services for Capacity Assessment

Our team of independent Consultant Psychologists, Consultant Psychiatrists, and Neuropsychologists specializes in conducting comprehensive capacity assessments. These assessments encompass various areas, including an individual's capacity to manage finance and affairs, make a will, or enter into a relationship.

Our Capacity Assessment process includes:

  • Clinical consultation: We engage in direct consultation with the individual being assessed for capacity, gathering relevant information and conducting thorough evaluations.
  • Consideration of information: We take into account all relevant information, including medical records, to ensure a comprehensive assessment.
  • Assessment of psychological functioning: We evaluate the individual's current psychological functioning, mental state, and cognitive abilities. This assessment may involve formal evaluation of neuropsychological functions, observations during the assessment, and feedback from significant others.
  • Outcome and recommendations: Based on the assessment, we provide clear outcomes and recommendations to ensure clarity and, if necessary, guide appropriate pathways forward.

Understanding Capacity

The Mental Capacity Act (2015) establishes the legal framework for assessing capacity. The principles underlying this act include:

  • Presumption of capacity: Individuals are presumed to have capacity unless it is evident that they lack capacity.
  • Support for decision-making: Practical steps should be taken to help individuals make decisions without automatically assuming their inability to do so.
  • Respect for autonomy: Individuals should not be considered unable to make decisions solely based on making unwise choices.
  • Impairment to mental functioning: Lack of capacity can be demonstrated if an individual is unable to decide on a matter due to a condition that impairs the functioning of their mind and brain.

Criteria for lack of capacity include:

  • Inability to understand relevant information.
  • Inability to remember and retain relevant information.
  • Inability to consider important issues long enough to form an opinion.
  • Inability to communicate their decision or thoughts effectively.



Supporting Good Mental Health Together

At our center, we recognize the importance of mental health. Mental illness encompasses various conditions that can affect a person's thinking, perceptions, mood, or behavior, making it challenging to cope with work, relationships, and other daily demands. Our dedicated team is here to provide support and assistance.

Confidentiality and Integration with Ongoing Care

We prioritize the confidentiality of our services, ensuring compliance with GDPR guidelines and the confidentiality requirements set by UK regulatory and professional bodies.

Our aim is to provide you with the right remote or online help, regardless of your location, and from the comfort of your home. Our services seamlessly integrate with other forms of ongoing health and mental care provided by entities such as GPs, hospitals, and the voluntary sector.

Trust our experienced team to conduct thorough capacity assessments, providing valuable insights and professional recommendations. We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of confidentiality and care throughout the assessment process.

Mental illness refers to a group of illnesses that can affect a person's thinking, perceptions, mood, or behavior, making it challenging to cope with work, relationships, and other aspects of life. Our team is dedicated to providing support and assistance.

Our Approach:

  • Initial Assessment: Receive a thorough assessment, diagnosis, and personalized treatment plan.
  • Diagnosis: Receive appropriate medical care to address the symptoms that are limiting your life.
  • Treatment: Understand your condition, work with our specialists, and empower yourself to prevent symptoms from dominating your life.

Speak with Our Experienced Mental Health Support Team:

Book an initial assessment and attend your first appointment from the comfort of your home. We offer flexible payment plans to meet your needs.

About Us:

Our mission is to help you achieve a healthy future free from mental health symptoms. Our team consists of highly trained psychologists and psychiatrists with specialized expertise, working together to provide tailored services based on your unique needs.

Our Customized Approach:

  • Thorough assessment leading to a personalized treatment plan that we update together as your treatment progresses.
  • Ongoing assessment of the appropriate medical care to address your symptoms and enhance your quality of life.
  • Empowering you to take control of your life, preventing symptoms from controlling you and fostering personal growth.

Why Choose Health Choices Global?

  • We offer nationwide coverage across the UK, addressing various aspects of mental health.
  • Our Mental Health Support team works with you throughout your journey, helping you achieve desired results and improving the quality of life for you and your family.
  • We provide 7-day availability with remote appointments that offer privacy, flexibility, and the reassurance of building trust.
  • Our team members are affiliated with the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

To learn more about the different medico-legal services we offer, please click on the links below: 

Medico-Legal Services for Personal Injury:

Medico-Legal Services for Intimate Partner Violence:

Medico-Legal Services for Forensic Cases:

Medico-Legal Services for Family Care Proceedings:

Medico-Legal Services for Capacity Assessment

Medico-Legal Services for Employment and Litigation Tribunals

Medico-Legal Services - Customized Training Programs for Legal Firms

Comprehensive Psychiatric and Psychological Reports

Comprehensive Medico-Legal Assessments for Your Case

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