AMHP Legal Update

Public course: £195 + VAT
In-house course: call for details
Duration: 1 Day (6 hours CPD)

This course will look at all the key legal developments in the field of mental health within the last year. It will include a round-up of all the key cases heard and the guidance issued. This course will take a look at the challenges that are likely to happen.

Delegates will have the opportunity to meet other AMHPs while achieving a third of their yearly CPD requirement.

Course Overview

There has been significant case law guidance in both how Mental Health Act assessments should be carried out, and on pre-hearing examinations by Tribunal Doctors. Additional technical changes include Mental Health Tribunal attendees having to use the Cloud Video Platform (CVP) process.

There will be a discussion of the ramifications of the April 2023 announcement about the Liberty Protection Safeguards and the effect on the care and treatment for psychiatric patients who lack the capacity to consent to physical health treatment.

This course will look at the white paper on the reform of the Mental Health Act itself and the impact the reform proposals will, if implemented, have on the way we all work.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Review developments in caselaw over the last year.

  • Stay up to date with the latest information regarding the Liberty Protection Safeguards (introduced to the Mental Capacity Act 2005 by the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019).

  • Clarify the position of LPS in relation to the Mental Health Act.

  • Illustrate the interaction between S117 aftercare and CHC funding.

  • Discuss NHS England's guidance on blanket policies for psychiatric wards.

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