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Rachel Griffiths

former CQC Mental Capacity Act National Professional Advisor

Rachel Griffiths is a consultant in the Mental Capacity Act and human rights as they apply in health and social care practice, and has been involved in embedding the MCA into practice since 2007.

She is vice chair of the National Mental Capacity Forum, heading the Forum’s work to ‘hear the voice of the person’ who lacks capacity.

She is currently Clinical Lead on a Health Education England (HEE) project to update all HEE’s MCA online training available to medical professionals.

Until April 2017, she was the MCA Lead at the Care Quality Commission and was central to embedding the Act in its policy and practice.

Educated at the University of Oxford, her background is in learning disability and mental health social work; she is a registered social worker and a former AMHP.
Rachel was awarded an MBE in the 2017 New Year Honours List, for services to vulnerable people.