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Mental Capacity in the time of Coronavirus

This Conference is now Closed

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This half day masterclass will dive deep into the fundamentals of the MCA 2005 so that delegates are confident as to the core provisions.  It will then look at how those fundamentals are applied at present in both the social care and healthcare context, addressing such issues as remote assessments, discharging duties under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, testing dilemmas and supporting those with impaired decision-making to maintain social distancing.  It will also enable delegates confidently to maintain good – and lawful – practice regarding advance care planning and decisions around DNACPR notices, so as to avoid major pitfalls identified in national guidance.

The masterclass will combine expert analysis of the law, practical explanations of how the law applies in real life, and lots of opportunity for interaction. The course will enable delegates to navigate the challenges of applying the Mental Capacity Act 2005 under the changing circumstances of the pandemic.

Key Learning Objectives:

  1. Confidence in MCA fundamentals
  2. Clear awareness of what remains the same and what has changed in relation to the MCA and relevant surrounding legislation
  3. Clear understanding of how to apply MCA in complex situations caused by the pandemic
  4. Clear understanding of lawful use of advance care planning
  5. Confidence as to how to respond to changing developments ahead

Feedback from previous delegates who attended this masterclass:

"Alex Ruck Keene presented the information in a very practical way that showed the difficulties that arise balancing those cases when immediate action is required prior to appropriate authorisation being in place. Also good to note the difference between rules and guidance, and considering exactly how guidance can or rather can not be enforced."
"It was so good to hear from such an authority on the subject"
"Good range of resources and outside links provided re further information"
"Addressed all the pressing and relevant issues and all questions were answered."
"Informative session that provided opportunity to consider dilemmas that have arisen particularly in relation to my field of practice in DoLS Team"
"Superb, an enthusiastic trainer who was an excellent communicator"



Alex Ruck Keene

Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers, Writer and Educator

Virtual Attendance

Our online virtual events include a combination of live webcam presentations, training materials, video sessions and interactive exercises and discussion.

All you need is a quiet space, a good internet connection and PC or laptop with camera and microphone to allow you to see, hear and speak to the facilitator and other delegates. We will provide full instructions for accessing the platform along with login details. 

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This course can be held at your organisation for up 25 delegates, we can tailor the content to suit your organisation and CPD needs of your staff. Led by experienced and highly rated trainers, in-house training works out cost-effective for groups and saves travel time.

Contact katym@hc-uk.org.uk with your requirements for further information and a quote.

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