Assessing Mental Capacity

This site has been developed to help staff working in health and social care (including those in the private and voluntary sectors) as well as unpaid carers, to improve the way they assess mental capacity.

Mental capacity refers to the ability to make a decision. Visit our what is mental capacity page for more information.

The Assessment of Mental Capacity Audit Tool (AMCAT) is a simple online tool to help staff and others evaluate, reflect and learn about an assessment of mental capacity they have done. Audit an assessment using AMCAT.