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    Posted: 30June2008 at 12:09am
Hi folks,

Here's the copy from a flyer going round NW England at present.



Adult nurses and the Mental Capacity Act (2005)
A half day seminar for nurses and other care workers

The new NMC Code of Professional Conduct instructs all registered nurses to update themselves on the law around consent and capacity. The new law is as relevant for adult nurses as it is for other branches of nursing. This is because it mainly deals with people who are not necessarily mentally ill but who may well have difficulty making decisions for themselves.

This might include people who:

•     Are elderly or infirm
•     Have suffered a stroke or acquired brain injury
•     Have a mental disorder or learning disability
•     Are intoxicated
•     Develop any form of toxic confusion or ‘acute confusional state’
•     Object to required treatment on moral, religious or other grounds

The NMC has tied awareness of the Mental Capacity Act to ‘fitness to practice’ for all nurses in England and Wales. Based upon a landmark judgement in the European Court of Human Rights (HL vs UK), the new Act has changed the law affecting all health and social care providers including nurses. It is no longer the Doctor’s responsibility alone.

The Act changed how we must work with people who cannot make decisions for themselves. It extended the ‘duty of care’, created a brand new code of practice that we all must adhere to and brought in a brand new criminal offence with a maximum 5 year imprisonment term. The first prosecutions of care workers under the new offence of ‘Wilful Neglect and Ill Treatment’ of people who lack capacity are already appearing before the courts.

‘Wilful Neglect’ means not abiding by the new Act’s code of practice.

With the Act representing a major shift in the way that care must be provided, it’s not surprising that many nurses are unsure about what this means for them. Worryingly many nurses know little or nothing about the Act even though they have had a legal obligation to obey it since April 2007. Many routine practices should already have changed or nurses, doctors and other health professionals may well face prosecution. This is true for adult nurses as well as others.

That’s where we can help. With his background and experience of working and training within health and social care, including for the Commission for Social Care Inspection, Stuart Sorensen is ideally placed to help you understand what the new law means for you. Stuart has trained approximately 4,000 workers nationwide on the new Act from health care assistants and unregistered workers to nurses, social workers, police officer, lawyers, GPs and consultants.

This half day seminar, complete with certificate of attendance will equip participants to:
•     Understand the background to the Act and their new, changed responsibilities;
•     Understand the key principles of the Act and the 4 elements of decision-making;
•     Understand their responsibilities over best interests and the truth about relatives’ rights;
•     Use the Act’s checklists to ensure that they stay within the law;
•     Work with the new compulsory state appointed advocacy service (IMCAs);
•     Know the difference between restriction and deprivation of liberty (only one is legal);
•     Avoid committing the new criminal offence.

For more information, please contact AMJ at the above address or complete and return the booking form overleaf.

Stuart Sorensen is a registered nurse with over 25 years experience (both pre and post registration) working in various health and social care settings. Stuart began his nurse training in 1992 and qualified in 1995. Since then he has worked in hospitals, residential units and community settings alike. Stuart also holds a diploma in counselling, a diploma in nursing studies and a post graduate diploma in psychosocial interventions.

As a trainer Stuart believes passionately in the need to ‘keep it simple’ and has a reputation for taking potentially complex topics and making them accessible, interesting and memorable to a wide range of workers. To this end he uses a variety of methods in his training sessions from interactive discussions and case studies to current media stories, anecdotes, traditional presentation and humour.

Stuart is particularly committed to helping staff who sometimes become ‘lost in the gap’ between protecting/respecting clients’ rights and keeping the boundaries needed to maintain services when faced with challenging behaviours or apparently conflicting legislation.

Training and consultancy work includes contracts for….

Impact Health & Social Care Training Ltd.,
The Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI),
Various National Health Service Trusts,
Public Sector Providers Ltd.,
ARC Scotland
Bedfordshire County Council,
Calderdale Borough Council
Luton Borough Council,
London Borough of Hackney,
London Borough of Redbridge,
Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council,
N.East Wales Institute (NEWI)

Booking form – Mental Capacity Act half day seminar

Date:     Thursday 28th August 2008     Time: 9.30 – 12.30 or 1.30 – 4.30 (please delete)
Venue:      Derwentmouth Conference Centre, St. Michael’s Church,
Falcon Place, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 2EZ

Please reserve for me _____ places at this seminar at the cost of £40 per person
(10% reduction for block bookings of 10 or more)


Organisation (if applicable):

My contact address:

My contact telephone Number:

Please tear off and return this completed slip with a cheque payable to ‘Stuart Sorensen’ to:

3 Gordon Street, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 2EN

Email:                                      Tel: 07872 102626 "Bridging the theory:practice gap"
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  Quote Stuart Sorensen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01July2008 at 2:00pm
I'll be delivering the same seminars at Lincoln YMCA on August 20th 2008. If anyone wants to attend please contact me at the address on the original posting or just print out and send off the form on the flyer (above).


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  Quote tantru Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03July2010 at 10:18pm
Do they plan on having any seminar for fall of 2010? I will be there interviewing for a nursing position in London. It would be great to attend a seminar to add to my experience in England.
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