MHA : admin & management skills 1 & 2 March 2022
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About the Event
Mental Health Act : administration & management skills
PART ONE : 1 March 2022 10:00-15:30
PART TWO : 2 March 2022 10:00-15:30
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
Session 1 The Building Blocks
Roles and definitions
The major civil orders
Emergencies and holding powers
Leave and AWOL
Session 2 Rights and Protection
Consent to Treatment Sections 58 including capacity
Section 132 including
Session 3 Rights of Appeal
Mental Health Tribunals
Hospital Managers hearings – full hearings and paper hearings.
Session 4 Community Treatment Orders
Recall and revocation
CTO scrutiny exercise & the justifying the need for recall
Managing Mental Health Tribunals for community patients
Session 5 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
Session 6 Receiving Papers and mechanics of administering the MHA
Fatal and non-fatal errors
Scrutiny and challenge
Brought forward systems, diaries, chasing RCs, databases, access to legal advice. Using Outlook and other diaries, reminders, and chasing
Session 7 Reporting and monitoring
Reporting to the Board – data collection – outputs and outcomes.
The role of the CQC – what does it look for in relation to MHA administration?
Modernising the MHA – What’s in the report?
The course will be delivered by Cassie Finnigan
Cassie has worked within NHS mental health settings for over 20 years and led a Mental Health Act administration department for 8 years. She currently works as the MHA Improvement Manager for an NHS Trust and is responsible for assurance and improvement in all aspects of the MHA. 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 ‘Outstanding’ rating was achieved for her Trust in 2020. 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.
Includes all course materials and a certificate. Course access details will be emailed direct to delegate(s) upon completion of your booking. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07341 277487.
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