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June 2018 update

Website

  • Magic Book. The Magic Book is a database of contact details. The main idea is to add the hospitals and other places you visit (not just your own place of work). To create/edit contacts, there is no need to log in and the process is very quick and simple. See Magic Book
  • Mental Health Law Online CPD scheme: 12 points for £60. Obtain 12 CPD points online by answering monthly questionnaires. The scheme is an ideal way to obtain your necessary hours, or to evidence your continued competence. It also helps to support the continued development of this website, and your subscriptions (and re-subscriptions) are appreciated. For full details and to subscribe, see CPD scheme.

Mental Health Tribunal

  • New Deputy Chamber President. Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 'Appointment as a Deputy Chamber President of the First-tier Tribunal, Health, Education and Social Care Chamber: Johnston' (15/5/18) — Sarah Johnston has been appointed as Deputy Chamber President for the mental health jurisdiction, in place of Mark Hinchliffe, with effect from 1/6/18. Congratulations :-) Official announcement: "The Senior President of Tribunals, the Right Honourable Sir Ernest Ryder, has appointed Sarah Louise Johnston as a Deputy Chamber President of the First-tier Tribunal, Health, Education and Social Care Chamber with effect from 1 June 2018. Notes to editors: Sarah Louise Johnston, aged 51, is known as Tribunal Judge Johnston. She was admitted as a Solicitor in 1998. She was appointed as a Fee-paid Tribunal Judge in 2007 and as a Salaried Tribunal Judge of the Health, Education and Social Care Chamber in 2009."

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Events

  • Event. Edge Training: BIA Legal Update (Annual Refresher) - London, 13/7/18 — This course aims to provide an essential update on case law in relation to the role of the BIA. Learning outcomes: consider the latest DoLS news, research and guidance; examine the latest case law relevant to DoLS and the BIA role; reflect on how the information covered affects BIA practice. Speaker: Aasya Mughal. Cost: £140 plus VAT. See Edge Training website for further details and booking information
  • Event. Edge Training: DOLS MH Assessor Annual Refresher Course - London, 16/7/18 — This refresher course has been designed to meet the needs of DOLS Mental Health Assessors. It will cover key topics that cause uncertainty or dilemmas for MH Assessors and go over the main basic requirements of this challenging role. Common Mental Health Act and DOLS interface issues will also be addressed such as the law around the provision of mental health treatment under DOLS. Speaker: Aasya Mughal. Price: £195 + VAT. See Edge website for further information and booking details.*Event. Edge Training: DOLS Authorised Signatories - London, 21/9/18 — This course aims to provide guidance on the role of signatories and to update designated signatories in relation to the latest case law around their specific role within the DOLS procedures. Please note: this course is not designed for BIAs but specifically for the role of local authority managers acting as authorised signatories. Speaker: Steven Richards. Cost: £140 plus VAT. See Edge website for further details and booking information.
  • Event. Edge Training: COP Report Writing Skills - London, 28/9/18 — This course aims to identify key aspects of mental capacity law with reference to statute and the Code and to establish frameworks for the accurate recording of essential evidence. It will ensure staff are clear on good and bad recording techniques and will identify the key law to guide completion of the COP forms. Speaker: Sophy Miles. Cost: £140 plus VAT. See Edge website for further details and booking information.
  • Event. Edge Training: Deprivation of Liberty in the Community - London, 8/10/18 — This one-day course is designed to enable participants to identify when applications need to be made to the Court of Protection to authorise deprivation of liberty and to comply with the requirements set down by the Court for making such applications. Speaker: Sophy Miles. Cost: £140 plus VAT (£168). See Edge website for further details and booking information.
  • Event. Edge Training: Hoarding and the Law - London, 12/10/18 — This one-day interactive course for mental health and social care professionals reviews the different manifestations of hoarding and the possible origins of this behaviour, and then considers a range of possible responses under the law and where each one might be appropriate. Speaker: Simon Foster. Cost: £130 plus VAT (£156). See Edge website for further details and booking information.
  • Event. Edge Training: BIA Report Writing - London, 15/10/18 — This course is targeted specifically at qualified Best Interests Assessors (BIAs) and aims to provide them with the knowledge and skills needed to ensure robust and legally defensible assessments under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguarding (DoLS). Speaker: Piers McNeil. Price: £140 plus VAT. See Edge website for further details and booking information.
  • Event. Edge Training: BIA Legal Update (Annual Refresher) - London, 12/11/18 — This course aims to provide an essential update on case law in relation to the role of the BIA. Learning outcomes: consider the latest DoLS news, research and guidance; examine the latest case law relevant to DoLS and the BIA role; reflect on how the information covered affects BIA practice. Speaker: Aasya Mughal. Cost: £140 plus VAT. See Edge Training website for further details and booking information
  • Event. Edge Training: MHA and MCA Interaction - London, 23/11/18 — This course aims to enable health and social care staff to consider the impact of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 on their work and its relationship to the use and application of the Mental Health Act 1983. Speaker: Steven Richards. Price: £140 plus VAT. See Edge website for further details and booking information.
  • Event. Edge Training: DOLS Authorised Signatories Training Course - Sheffield, 30/11/18 — This course aims to provide guidance on the role of signatories and to update designated signatories in relation to the latest case law around their specific role within the DOLS procedures. Please note: this course is not designed for BIAs but specifically the role of local authority managers acting as authorised signatories. Speaker: Steven Richards. Price: £140 plus VAT. See Edge website for further details and booking information.
  • Event. Edge Training: DOLS Authorised Signatories Training Course - London, 14/12/18 — This course aims to provide guidance on the role of signatories and to update designated signatories in relation to the latest case law around their specific role within the DOLS procedures. Please note: this course is not designed for BIAs but specifically for the role of local authority managers acting as authorised signatories. Speaker: Steven Richards. Cost: £140 plus VAT. See Edge website for further details and booking information.

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