Key Points
  • Understand the tools provided by the Mental Capacity Act to determine capacity and best interest
  • Develop a person-centred approach, that engages with adults at risk of harm and those around them accounting for their wishes and values
  • Facilitate communication between practitioners to protect vulnerable adults
  • Review the operation of the Court of Protection in an emergency
  • Understand the implications of the delayed transition to Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) and the practical impact of the interim use of DoLS
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Overview
Expert Speakers

  • Workshop leader: Betsey Lau-Robinson, Head of Safeguarding Adults & the MCA, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Tim Spencer-Lane, Lawyer and Senior Lecturer Kingston University
  • Jim Poyser, Senior Manager for MCA and DoLS, Surrey County Council

    The Care Quality Commission estimates that there are around two million people in England and Wales for whom some everyday decisions may need to be made under the MCA**.

    Westminster Insight’s Mental Capacity Act Digital Workshop will provide you with guidance to Ensure you are up to date with both the legal and practical implications of the MCA and DoLS and their correct applications during the pandemic.

    Learn how to implement comprehensive person-centred approaches to engage with the adults at risk of harm, their next of kin and those around them. We will examine how to evaluate the legal and emotional dimensions of best interest in each case and ensure compliance.

    Tim Spencer-Lane, Lawyer who specialises in mental capacity and mental health and social care, will explore the legal expectations and amendments and how they should be applied in front-line practice. You will get an overview of the operation of the Court of Practice - the information that must be considered for the correct implementation of the Liberty Protection Safeguards.

    Hear from Betsey Lau Robinson, Head of Safeguarding Adults and the MCA University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, on the practical application of the MCA and utilising multi-agency collaboration strategies to facilitate communication and protect adults.

    Join this workshop to gain practical and expert advice, enabling you to embed the tools and requirements of the MCA in your safeguarding practice and ensure compliance.

    **Data from https://www.cqc.org.uk/help-advice/mental-health-capacity/about-mental-capacity-act

    About your workshop leader: Betsey has acquired extensive experience in cardiac theatres management during her career across the NHS, HCA Healthcare International & in the Caribbean. She has been the Head of Safeguarding & the MCA at UCLH for the past 12 years. Her portfolio at UCLH for the past 17 years includes being the Trust Lead for Pre- registration Nursing & Midwifery Education. Betsey was part of the team with the Law Commission (May 2018) who presented at the Joint Committee for Human Rights at the Houses of Parliament on the proposed reforms to the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act, which received Royal Assent in May 2019. She is an original member of the National Mental Capacity Forum, (comprised of Financial Services, Utilities, Legal Services, GMC, Children services, Psychiatry, NHS England, 3rd Sector Services, Alzheimer Society, Age UK), which is led by the Department of Health & Social Care & Ministry of Justice. Betsey joins Baroness Ilora Finlay, the Chair of the Forum & the NMCF teams to promote the MCA, advice on the implementation of the LPS, by presenting at key conferences.

Agenda
Start

09:00 - 09:15
Workshop Leader’s Introductions

 

Speakers

Betsey Lau-Robinson Head of Safeguarding Adults & the MCA, University College London Hospitals, NHS FT

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09:15 - 10:15
MCA Implementation: Bridging the Gap between Law and Practice

 
  • Overview of the government’s emergency guidance on the MCA and DoLS and its key implications for practice in complex situations
  • Best interest assessment: reviewing different scenarios in the context of COVID19
  • The Operation of the Court of Protection during the pandemic
  • Ensuring compliance and mitigating the challenges of isolation and remote capacity assessments
  • Implications for the delayed implementation of Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) and the ongoing use of (DoLS) 
10:05 -10:15 Questions and Discussion

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Tim Spencer-Lane Lawyer and Senior Lecturer, Kingston University

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10:15 - 11:15
Facilitating Multi Agency Collaboration and Complying with the MCA on the Frontline

 
  • Supporting cross-agency working to ensure compliance with the Act
  • Improving communication between practitioners to improve patients’ outcomes 
  • Developing a comprehensive approach to wellbeing: putting the patient at the centre of the decision and involving different perspectives
11:05 -11:15 Questions and Discussion

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Betsey Lau-Robinson Head of Safeguarding Adults & the MCA, University College London Hospitals, NHS FT

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11:15 - 11:45
Break

 

11:45 - 12:40
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)- Guidance and Best Practice

 
  • Protecting patients and mitigating the effects of change of accommodation settings – requesting standard authorisation
  • Exploring the impact of the transition from the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards to the Liberty Protection Safeguard
  • Training and guidelines for the new AMCP (Approved Mental Capacity Professionals)
12:30 - 12:40 Questions and Discussion

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Jim Poyser Senior Manager for MCA and DOLS, Surrey County Council

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12:40 - 12:50
Workshop Leader's Closing Remarks

 

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Betsey Lau-Robinson Head of Safeguarding Adults & the MCA, University College London Hospitals, NHS FT

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End

Speakers

Betsey Lau-Robinson Head of Safeguarding Adults & the MCA, University College London Hospitals, NHS FT

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Jim Poyser Senior Manager for MCA and DOLS, Surrey County Council

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Tim Spencer-Lane Lawyer and Senior Lecturer, Kingston University

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Venue details

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