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Mental Capacity and Best Interests Assessments - Advanced - 25th September 2017

Edge Training & Consultancy Limited 80-83 Long Lane London EC1A 9ET (Please note this is NOT the Event venue address. Venue details will be sent to you direct from Edge after booking)

Monday, 25 September 2017 from 10:00 to 13:00 (BST)

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Mental Capacity & Best Interests Assessments - Advanced

Aims

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 has had a considerable impact on all health and social care staff. The legislation covers all health or social care decisions made on behalf of people who lack capacity to consent to care or treatment. Its remit covers all areas where such decisions may be made – private homes, hospital, GP practice, dental surgery, care home, supported living and other locations.

Although many staff have now received training on the Act, they may struggle with specific issues in daily practice and may be unable keep up to date with the latest case law that impacts on their work.

This course considers practice issues under the Mental Capacity Act such as record keeping, disputes, unwise decisions and balancing risk. The course also conveniently disseminates the body of court judgments that apply to mental capacity assessments and best interests. It looks at some of the more complex cases around special issues in assessing capacity such as risk taking, contact, serious treatment, residence, vulnerable people and the inherent jurisdiction. The judgments used are selected to be most useful to health and social care staff and will provide a practical knowledge base they can refer to in daily practice.  

Staff will have the opportunity to raise questions they have about their daily practice and will work through real case studies to establish any weaknesses in their practice and improve upon them.

Programme:

The day will include the following key topics:

  • Mental Capacity Act 2005 – brief overview
  • Defining & Assessing Capacity – brief overview
  • The vulnerable with mental capacity- unwise decisions v the inherent jurisdiction
  • Practical issues and challenges in testing capacity: when to assess, frequency, reviews, who should assess, refusals to be assessed, disputes
  • Best interests overview- decision making for those lacking capacity
  • Best interests case law- record keeping, balance sheet, consulting, less restrictive options
  • Best interests- case Law: risk, vulnerability, contact, involving the person, wishes, consulting
  • Best interests meeting
  • Article 8 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and Family Life

The course will be delivered by Aasya Mughal

Aasya is a barrister and director of Edge. She has provided legal representation for individuals and businesses in civil law matters in the county courts including landlord and tenant proceedings. She also has previously gained considerable experience as an in-patient advocate, working with detained patients on a number of mental health wards and has appeared before the Court of Protection in this role.

She is co-author of three books, an App and three wall charts on the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and DoLS used by local authorities, hospitals, universities and lawyers. She has also provided legal information and advice to the public on human rights law through the organisation Liberty on a pro bono basis.


 

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Central London EC4A
nearest Underground station Temple


Monday, 25 September 2017 from 10:00 to 13:00 (BST)


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Edge Training & Consultancy Limited 80-83 Long Lane London EC1A 9ET (Please note this is NOT the Event venue address. Venue details will be sent to you direct from Edge after booking)

 

Edge provides specialist consultancy and training on the operation of the Mental Health Act (MHA) and the Mental Capacity Act (MCA).  Several of our directors and trainers are leading authors in the field.  We use highly experienced trainers, all with direct work experience in relation to people with mental health problems and/or limited mental capacity, to deliver training. We are commissioned by Local Authorities, NHS Trusts, CCGs and private providers.  We train a wide range of staff groups including psychiatrists, AMHPs, BIAs, social workers and nurses. We concentrate on making the law accessible to these staff groups so that it can be applied in practice. All of our training is practical and involves case studies tailored to the needs of each group.

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