National conferences

National conferences

National conferences

An opportunity to debate, discuss or reflect

9 January 2019

Motor Neurone Disease

7 JUNE 2019 

Hosted by St Christopher’s and King’s MND Care and Research Centre – who have been caring for people with MND for over 20 years. 

This popular annual one day conference will focus on topics ranging from medical management, updates on clinical trials, ethics, advances in communication and cognition. 

The conference is aimed at any professionals involved in the care of people with MND. 

Mental Capacity Act (an update on latest strategy) 

9 JULY 2019 

Whilst the Mental Capacity Act 2005 can be seen as an aspirational piece of legislation, it remains a challenge for professionals to ensure that the principles and guidance around best practice are followed in a consistent, person-centred way. Challenges to practice abound – with capacity at end of life continuing to be a particular area of challenge due to the combined impact of illness, medication, and prevalence of fluctuating ability to make decisions. 

This study day aims to continue the discussion and provide an update of any changes that have happened since 2018. There will be consideration of relevant case law, and the interplay between capacity and other legislative frameworks including the Care Act 2014 (with particular reference to the interface with Adult Safeguarding) and the Mental Health Act 1983. 

There will be the opportunity for learning to be applied in reference to a case study, culminating in a plenary session where delegates will come together to share their own thoughts, learning and experience. The day will conclude with a question and answer session, which will continue to support the delegate’s ongoing plans regarding their own personal learning needs. 

We will hear from leaders in the field including: 

  • Alex Ruck Keene, Barrister at 39 Essex Chambers 
  • Vincent Docherty, Head of Patient and Family Support at St Christopher’s Hospice and previous Head of Safeguarding for London Borough of Croydon 

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9 January 2019

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