Mental Capacity Act: Learning Lessons from Court of Protection Cases

Date & Time:

Wednesday 27 March 2019 (9:30 - 16:30)

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Salvation Army, Salvation Army Benhill Avenue Sutton


Target Group / Level

Staff Groups A, B, C, D, and E as per the National Mental Capacity Act Competency Framework. NHS Intercollegiate Level 2 and above. 

Note: this is not an awareness session and participants should already be familiar with the Mental Capacity Act and the Code of Practice before booking on to this course. 

Course Overview

This course looks at a range of cases which have been considered by the Court of Protection, to see what lessons can be learnt for our everyday practice. It explains that Mental Capacity Act cases go to the Court of Protection either where there is conflict amongst the people involved, and/or where the issue is so serious or complicated that it cannot be resolved through meetings and negotiation. The rulings of the Court, and the reasons for those rulings, can be invaluable in helping health and social care practitioners deal with similar issues in their own practice.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course participants will: 
• Have enhanced their knowledge of the application of the Mental Capacity Act through exploring a range of cases which have been dealt with in the Court of Protection 
• Have analysed what the Court of Protection has said about various issues, including: 
o Best interests 
o Fluctuating capacity 
o Unwise decisions 
o The relevance of available resources to decision making 
o How much weight to give to the person’s own wishes and feelings, if these are not clear 
o Life sustaining treatment 
o Other serious medical treatment 
o Restricting contact with family 
• Have had an opportunity to raise their own difficult cases (as appropriate) for discussion and guidance within the group. 

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St Thomas Training

Venue Details:

Salvation Army, Salvation Army Benhill Avenue Sutton

(020 8642 9862)