This site is designed 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 determine the best interests of people who lack capacity to make a decision.

The Best Interests Determination General Research and Evaluation Tool (BRIDGET) allows you to evaluate a best interests process that you have been involved in. Completing the online tool allows you to download a report that indicates how closely the process followed the Mental Capacity Act and its Code of Practice.

BRIDGET is a companion tool the Assessment of Mental Capacity Audit Tool (AMCAT), 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.

Visit our what is mental capacity? and what is best interests? pages for more information.