This session meets Level 3 competencies described in the Intercollegiate Document Adult Safeguarding: Roles and Competencies for Health Care Staff
Thursday, 27th September 2018 / 9.00am
This unique session is aimed at GPs, practice nurses, practice managers and allied health professionals and will focus on the Mental Capacity Act in relation to general practice and common medicolegal pitfalls.
The session will be led by leading UK healthcare lawyer Bevan Brittan, who will give an update on the new Liberty Protection Safeguards (recently approved in the House of Commons) and what this means for your practice.
Case examples will be used to review GP responsibility in relation to capacity assessments, particularly where this involves patients with fluctuating capacity.
This session will provide:
- A brief history of the MCA and the current position of Law Commission reforms.
- Advice around the GP position/role in relation to certification for LPAs and capacity assessments for Deputyships.
- Capacity assessments – particularly where the GP is not the decision maker but other professionals are requesting the GP does the assessment.
- Fluctuating capacity – best practice in management and documentation.
- The concept of executive capacity – in particular around self-neglecting patients.
- End-of-life planning, advanced decisions and DNACPR post Winspear Judgement.
- Possible ramifications of Liberty Protection Safeguards in the community and the GP role.
- High profile cases such as Briggs v Briggs and media representation of the medical profession.
This backfill is for Camden Practices only
£250 for ONE GP PER PRACTICE for the session ONLY
£140 for ONE Practice Nurse PER PRACTICE for the session ONLY
£175 for ONE Physician Associate PER PRACTICE for the session ONLY