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.
9.30am Introduction and Coffee
10.00am Session 1 Compulsion in Context
Brief history of mental health legislation, monitoring and inspection
The Act, the Code of Practice and case law
Exercise – the principles
A new MHA?
11.30am Session 2 The building blocks
Roles and definitions
The major civil orders
Emergencies and holding powers
Leave and absconsion
1.45pm Session 3 Rights and Protection
Sections 58 and 132 including capacity
Consent to Treatment exercise
Section 132 exercise
3 pm Break
3.15pm Session 4 Rights of Appeal
Mental Health Tribunals and Hospital Managers hearings – full hearings and paper hearings.
9:30 Introduction and Coffee
10.00am Session 1: Receiving Papers and mechanics of administering the MHA
Fatal and non-fatal errors
Scrutiny and challenge
Scrutiny exercise – finding errors
The mechanics of administering the Mental Health Act.
Brought forward systems, diaries, chasing RCs, databases, access to legal advice. Using Outlook and other diaries, reminders, and chasing
11.00 am Break
11.15am Session 2 Reporting to the Board – data collection – outputs and outcomes.
The role of the CQC – what does it look for in relation to MHA administration?
13:30 Session 3 The Act in the community
CTOs, s17, s18 and guardianship
Recall and revocation
CTO scrutiny exercise & the justifying the need for recall
Managing Mental Health Tribunals for community patients
3.00 pm Session 3 Part III of the Act
Major Forensic orders
Relevant legislation outside the MHA
The right to treat
The Mental Health Tribunal
Reporting requirements and s41
Forensic orders quiz
4.30 pm Close
The course will be delivered by Cassie Finnigan
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.
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