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Mental Capacity in the time of Coronavirus

Training dates throughout the year:

Monday 27 Jul 2020
VIRTUAL, Online Course
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Thursday 10 Sep 2020
VIRTUAL, Online Course
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This half day masterclass will dive deep into the fundamentals of the MCA 2005 so that delegates are confident as to the core provisions.  It will then look at how those fundamentals are applied at present in both the social care and healthcare context, addressing such issues as remote assessments, discharging duties under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, testing dilemmas and supporting those with impaired decision-making to maintain social distancing.  It will also enable delegates confidently to maintain good – and lawful – practice regarding advance care planning and decisions around DNACPR notices, so as to avoid major pitfalls identified in national guidance.

The masterclass will combine expert analysis of the law, practical explanations of how the law applies in real life, and lots of opportunity for interaction. The course will enable delegates to navigate the challenges of applying the Mental Capacity Act 2005 under the changing circumstances of the pandemic.

Key Learning Objectives:

  1. Confidence in MCA fundamentals
  2. Clear awareness of what remains the same and what has changed in relation to the MCA and relevant surrounding legislation
  3. Clear understanding of how to apply MCA in complex situations caused by the pandemic
  4. Clear understanding of lawful use of advance care planning
  5. Confidence as to how to respond to changing developments ahead


Alex Ruck Keene

Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers, Writer and Educator

Virtual Training

We are pleased to offer the option to attend some of our masterclasses virtually online. These courses will include a combination of live webcam presentations, training materials, pre recorded sessions and interactive exercises.

The course programme content and facilitators are exactly the same as our in person training. 

All you need is a quiet space, a good internet connection and PC or laptop with camera and microphone to allow you to see, hear and speak to the facilitator and other delegates. We will provide full instructions for accessing the platform along with login details. 

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Virtual Training

In-house Training

This course can be held at your organisation for up 25 delegates, we can tailor the content to suit your organisation and CPD needs of your staff. Led by experienced and highly rated trainers, in-house training works out cost-effective for groups and saves travel time.

Contact katym@hc-uk.org.uk with your requirements for further information and a quote.

In-house Training

Fee Options

Virtual Training



(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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