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Decision Making and Mental Capacity: Ensuring Best Practice & Adherence to the NICE Guideline

Friday 22 May 2020

West One De Vere Conference Centre, London

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This conference focuses best practice in decision making and mental capacity and ensuring adherence to the NICE Guideline on Decision Making and Mental Capacity in line with the recommendations, the NICE Quality Standard for Decision Making and Mental Capacity which is currently in consultation and due to be published before this conference in March 2020.

“There are growing numbers of people in England and Wales, estimated as around 2 million, who may lack capacity to make decisions for themselves because of illness, injury or disability. There are also concerns about variations in quality, consistency and availability of support to facilitate decision making.”

Nageena Khalique QC, barrister and chair of the committee for the NICE guideline on Decision making and mental capacity

“This quality standard covers decision making for people aged 16 and over, using health and social care services who may lack capacity to make their own decisions (now or in the future). It aims to support implementation of the aims and principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and relevant Codes of Practice.”

NICE, November 2019 


The current quality statements in the draft guideline are Quality statements:

  • Statement 1 People aged 16 and over who may lack capacity to make decisions receive support for decision making that reflects their individual circumstances and meets their particular needs.
  • Statement 2 People aged 16 and over at risk of losing capacity to make decisions, and those with fluctuating capacity, are given the opportunity to discuss advance care planning at each health and social care review.
  • Statement 3 People aged 16 and over who are assessed as lacking capacity to make a decision have a clear record of the practicable steps taken to support them and the reasons why they lack capacity.
  • Statement 4 People aged 16 and over who lack capacity to make a decision have their wishes and feelings reflected in best interest decisions made on their behalf.


This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to ensure best practice in decision making and mental capacity
  • Reflect on the lived experience of someone who is likely to lack capacity in the future 
  • Understand the national context and implications of the NICE guidance and the March 2020 National Quality Standard
  • Understand the implications of the 2019 The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act
  • Develop your skills in supporting people to make their own decisions where they have the capacity to do so
  • Ensure adherence to the 4 Quality Statements 
  • Understand how to effectively keep people who lack capacity at the centre of the decision-making process
  • Improve your understanding of the legal framework including the Liberty Protection Safeguards
  • Meet the new standards with mental capacity assessments
  • Improve your skills in Best Interests Assessment under the New NICE Guidance
  • Improve advance care planning practice including condition specific care planning
  • Learn from case studies in safeguarding, prolonged disorders of consciousness and learning disabilities
  • Ensure adherence and monitoring against the new standards in your service
     

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience away from their workplace in an intimate environment where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events, whether it be a sponsored session, or an exhibition stand, a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage face to face with your key audience
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  

Enquire

Contact carolyn@hc-uk.org.uk for prices and further information, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Getting to the Venue

Location
De Vere West One is located on Portland Street and is a 10 minute walk for Great Portland Street Underground station and a 5 minute walk from Oxford Circus
By Rail
De Vere West One is just a five minutes’ walk from Oxford Circus tube (Central, Victoria, and Bakerloo), Bond street (Jubilee) and a 10 minute walk from Great Portland Street tube (Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan) and Marylebone station.
By Road
Portland Place is just north of Oxford Circus. The nearest NCP car park is approximately 300 yards away. Follow the A4201 past De Vere West One taking the second left turning onto Weymouth Street, then take the second left onto Weymouth Mews.
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Fee Options

NHS, Social Care, Private Healthcare Organisations & Universities

£365.00

(£438.00)

Voluntary sector & charities

£300.00

(£360.00)

Commercial organisations

£495.00

(£594.00)

(Prices in brackets include VAT)

Discounts

Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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