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    Location: Macdonald Burlington Hotel, Burlington Arcade, Birmingham, B2 4JQ

    Date: Wednesday 1 November 2023 

    Time: 09:00 to 13:30 (inclusive of refreshments and lunch) 

    Price: Free to attend


    Join us in Birmingham for this free, half-day seminar where members of our Health, Care & Regulatory Law team will discuss key topics in mental health and mental capacity which are of importance for health and social care practitioners:

    1. Deprivation of liberty in a hospital setting: MHA vs MCA
    2. Considering the use of restrictive practices: restraint and covert medication
    3. What is treatment for mental disorder under the MHA?
    4. Complex conveyances: legal and practical considerations        

    For a more detailed agenda, visit the 'Information for delegates' tab above.


    Too far to travel? We are offering the same seminar in Bristol and Leeds: 

    For registration support or additional queries, contact events@bevanbrittan.com

  • 09:00     Arrival and refreshments

    09:30     First Session: Deprivation of liberty in a hospital setting: MHA vs MCA

    The interface between the Mental Health Act 1983 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005 has long been heralded as one of the most complex issues in this field. We will consider the key principles and latest case law to help practitioners navigate which framework to use to authorise a person’s deprivation of liberty in a hospital setting. 

    10:10     Second Session: Considering the use of restrictive practices: restraint and covert medication

    Restrictive practices such as physical restraint, chemical sedation and covert medication interfere with fundamental human rights and freedoms; but sometimes it can be the case that such interventions are the least restrictive and least invasive management technique. What are the key steps for health and social care professionals to take?

    10:50     Short comfort break

    11:10     Third Session: What is treatment for mental disorder under the MHA?

    The Mental Health Act 1983 provides a legal framework, with checks and balances, for the provision of treatment for mental disorder. But what amounts to treatment for mental disorder? And how do you provide treatment that’s not for mental disorder for a detained patient?

    11:50     Fourth Session: Complex conveyances: legal and practical considerations

    Here we will consider which legal frameworks can authorise the conveyance of a person from place A to B, as well as a checklist of topics/issues that should be addressed in a conveyance/transfer care plan.

    12:30     Lunch

    13:30     Close of Session

  • Macdonald Burlington Hotel, Burlington Arcade, Birmingham, B2 4JQ

    Wednesday 1 November 2023 

    The event will start at 09:00 and the seminars will finish at approximately 12:30, followed by lunch and discussion until 13:30. 

    A few important details:

    • There is no charge to attend the session
    • Each session will have a Q&A section, with lots of opportunity for discussion
    • In order to attend, you will need to register your place by clicking the green button below

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