NW1 ( Nearest train station is Euston. King's Cross and St Pancras stations are a ten-minute walk away. The nearest tube stations are Euston and Euston Square)
£140.00 exc. VAT
Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act Interaction 3rd June 2019
This course aims to enable health and social care staff to consider the impact of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 on their work and its relationship to the use and application of the Mental Health Act 1983.
Understand the key rules and procedures of the Mental Capacity Act and how this relates to its interaction with the Mental Health Act
Explain how their working practices will be affected by using the Mental Capacity Act
Illustrate the skills needed to assess which Act is applicable for particular situations
Demonstrate practical application of the interaction between the two Acts
Mental Capacity Act commentary – Court of Appeal, CQC, Ombudsman
MCA and MHA 1983 comparison
MCA and MHA statistics – detention and supervision in England
Using the MCA in mental health services – community, admission, hospital and discharge
Admission to hospital – ECHR case law and AM & SLaM case
Assessment of capacity – first steps and overview
Understand – what information for admission to hospital
Use or weigh – significance in mental health and case law
Best Interests – overview and the checklist
Admission to mental health wards – which Act and why? Case law guidance
Code of Practice guidance – objecting to treatment or admission (eligibility for DoLS)
Conveyance – moving people?
Deprivation of Liberty – European view onwards
Why or when to use DoLS in mental health services – hospital and community
Case law – CTO and Conditional Discharge and DoLS
Case law summary sheet on MHA and MCA cases
The course will be delivered by Steven Richards
Steven Richards is a Director of Edge training and consultancy and has worked in the mental health field for over 20 years, both for the NHS and voluntary sector. He has been an in-patient advocate for Mind and as an advocate Steven represented directly before the Court of Protection. He is a Mental Health Act Reviewer with the Care Quality Commission and has also been used by the CQC as a specialist advisor on the Mental Capacity Act and DoLS during inspections.
Steven delivers training on the Mental Capacity Act and Mental Health Act across England and Wales to health and social care professionals and he provided training on the proposed Liberty Protection Safeguards to members of the House of Lords.
Steven is co-author of three books: Working with the Mental Capacity Act 2005 – 3rd edition, Working with the Mental Health Act – 3rd edition and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) Handbook – 1st edition. He also co-authors several wall charts on the Acts and an App on the Mental Capacity Act.
Includes all course materials, certificate and refreshments. Places are limited so early booking is recommended.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07341 277487.