Mental Health Act - administration and management skills - 6th & 7th March...
A 2 day event running from 10:00 till 16:00 on 6th and 7th March 2017
This course aims to provide mental health administration staff and hospital managers with the skills and knowledge needed to effectively manage the Act in practice. It considers the necessary tools to ensure effective compliance with the legislation and Code of Practice.
• Understand the role of compulsion in the delivery of mental health care
• Familiarisation with the key elements of the Mental Health Act
• Understanding of the specific responsibilities of the Mental Health Act office and its staff
• In-depth consideration of key MHA detention powers, Community Treatment Orders, Mental Capacity Act, forensic orders, Tribunals and managers hearings
• Roles and definitions
• The major civil orders
• Treatment powers and rules
• Rights and Protection
• Mental Health Tribunals and Hospital Managers hearings
• Receiving Papers - administering the Act
• CQC inspections and the Act
• Community powers
The course will be delivered by Stephen Klein and Cassie Finnigan
Stephen has been a social worker in settings as diverse as Broadmoor Hospital and out-patients’ clinics. He was Regional Director (London and South East) for the Care Quality Commission, Mental Health Act review visiting. In this role he led on policy development around seclusion, the use of CCTV on mental health wards and the withholding of mail from patients in High Secure Hospitals. He has delivered training on the inspection of mental health units in places as varied as the Guernsey, the Isle of Man, and, as a consultant for the international human rights organisation the Mental Disability Advocacy Centre, in Moldova, Montenegro and Uganda. He has experience of strategic reviews of Mental Health Act administration in the NHS and has mentored a Mental Health Act Manager. He continues to evaluate applications for brain surgery on behalf of the CQC, and provides support to mental health trusts on matters of good practice and human rights.
Cassie has worked within NHS mental health settings for 20 years and has led a Mental Health Act administration department for 8 years. She currently works as a MHA Improvement Manager for an NHS Trust. She has developed and runs Mental Health Act clinics for service users to ensure that they are fully involved in their care and takes a lead role in preparing for CQC inspections of which a ‘Good’ rating was achieved for her Trust in 2016. She provides expert advice to all services within her Trust and has supported new MHA administrators both in NHS Trusts and Independent hospitals. She has a post graduate Diploma in Mental Health Law.