Update Training for (DoLS) Mental Health Assessors


Essential Update Training for DoLS Mental Health Assessors

Course Content

  • A simple guide to the Cheshire West decision

  • The current legal position and the impact of Cheshire West on practice

  • Application of the new DoLS streamlined procedure and current good practice

  • The BIA's role, responsibilities, complexities and interface with Mental Health (MH) Assessor

  • The DoLS Mental health requirement, update and recent case law

  • The DoLS Mental capacity requirement, update and recent case law

  • What does the future hold for DoLS

Trainer: Bridget Dolan, QC: leading barrister in DoLS cases

Bridget is a leading barrister specialising in the interface of the law and mental health. She has been described as 'ahead of the game on all matters involving the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act' and 'a leader on all matters involving the Court of Protection'. Building upon her previous career as a forensic psychologist, she is now a renowned 'heavy-weight' in complex medico-legal cases. Bridget has acted in many of the ground breaking legal cases relating to the application of Article 5 ECHR and DoL Safeguards.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for psychiatrists and other practitioners involved in mental health and capacity issues.

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