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Decision Making and Mental Capacity: Implementing the 2018 NICE Guidance

Monday 14 January 2019
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

Decision Making and Mental Capacity: Implementing the 2018 NICE Guidance
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This conference focuses on implementing the recently published 2018 NICE Guidance on Decision Making and Mental Capacity and improving the implementation of the Mental Capacity Act in Practice in line with the new recommendations.

“There are growing numbers of people in England and Wales, estimated as around 2 million, who may lack capacity to make decisions for themselves because of illness, injury or disability. There are also concerns about variations in quality, consistency and availability of support to facilitate decision making. The new NICE guideline, Decision making and mental capacity, suggests ways to help people make decisions and maximise personal autonomy. It applies to a range of decisions including care, treatment, financial matters, day-to-day living and emergencies. It includes recommendations on advance care planning, which helps people plan future care when they lose capacity. NICE also makes recommendations for training and support for staff, interventions to improve decision-making capacity, advocacy and support for decision-making, and mental capacity assessment tools… The new NICE guideline comes at a time of imminent reform in the law as the Mental Capacity Act amendment Bill is scrutinised by parliament. While it will make some reforms, the empowering ethos and core principles originally introduced by the 2005 Act will continue. People should be supported to make decisions for themselves when they have the mental capacity to do so, and to remain at the centre of the decision-making process when they do not.” Nageena Khalique QC, barrister and chair of the committee for the NICE guideline on Decision making and mental capacity, October 2018

Benefits of attending: This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve MCA implementation in practice
  • Understand the national context and implications of the new NICE guidance
  • Develop your skills in supporting people to make their own decisions where they have the capacity to do so
  • Understand how to effectively keep people who lack capacity at the centre of the decision-making process  
  • Improve your understanding of the legal framework including the Law Commissions proposals for the new system of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • Meet the new standards with mental capacity assessments
  • Improve your skills in Best Interests Assessment under the New NICE Guidance
  • Improve advance care planning practice including condition specific care planning
  • Ensure adherence and monitoring against the new standards in your service
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

 

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