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

Friday 6 Dec 2019

De Vere West One 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, and looking ahead to the NICE Quality Standard for Decision Making and Mental Capacity which is currently in development.

“The Care Quality Commission (CQC) estimates that around 2 million people in England and Wales may lack the capacity to make certain decisions for themselves at some point because of illness, injury or disability”


“The guideline covers decision-making in people 16 years and over who may lack capacity now or in the future. It aims to help health and social care practitioners support people to make their own decisions where they have the capacity to do so. It also helps practitioners to keep people who lack capacity at the centre of the decision-making process…It helps to ensure that people are supported to make decisions for themselves when they have the mental capacity to do so, and where they lack the mental capacity to make specific decisions, they remain at the centre of the decision-making process.”


Benefits of attending: This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to ensure best practice in decision making and mental capacity
  • Understand the national context and implications of the NICE guidance and forthcoming 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
  • 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

Ms Sophy Miles

Doughty Street Chambers

Ms Lucy Bonnerjea

Mental Capacity Specialist Committee

Mr Adrian Dunsterville

Regulatory Policy Manager – Mental Health
Care Quality Commission

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  


Contact katiej@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

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



Voluntary sector & charities



Commercial organisations



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


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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