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2019 Action day: 15 March 2019 Open
Here you'll find all the presentations (some may take longer to download than others) and some pictures from the 2019 Mental Capacity Action Day, at the Royal College of Nursing.
The NMCF Chair, Baroness Finlay welcomed everyone to the event.
She was followed by Bronagh Scott, Director of Nursing, Policy and Practice at the RCN, who spoke of the pivotal role nurses play in the proper application of the MCA.
- Mental Capacity, Sex & Relationships - Tor Butler-Cole and Brad English
- Supporting papers - CHANGE
- Supporting papers - Supported Loving
- Supporting papers - Comments from CHANGE
Rapid Fire Presentations
- Rapid Fire: Jody Wicks, CQC
- Rapid Fire: Jim Poyser, Surrey County Council
- Rapid Fire: Dr. Elisabeth Alton, East Riding of Yorkshire CCG - Slides
- Rapid Fire: Dr Elisabeth Alton - Notes
- Rapid Fire: Claire Lumb, Nottingham Trent University
- Rapid Fire: Gav Barang, BT
- Opening Doors Workshop - Jim Glennon
- Utilities Workshop - NMCF Utilities Working Group
- Best Interests Workshop - Alex Ruck-Keene
- Communication & Capacity Workshop - Sarah Hollinshead-Bland
- Chocolates and Autism Workshop
- Dementia Workshop - Sam Cox
- Money & Mental Health Workshop - Katie Evans
- Brain Injury & Decision-Making Workshop - Headway
- Best Interests and the NICE Guidelines Workshop - Essex Autonomy Project
- Expert by Experience Workshop - Jennifer Pearl
- How to Make a Safe PACT Workshop - King's College, London
All the presentations and workshops were informative and thought-provoking. But the highlight of the day for many was the very wonderful Include Choir, and their songs about the MCA, inclusion and human rights.
2018 Action day: 5 March 2018 Open
The 2018 Mental Capacity Action Day took place on Monday 5 March 2018 at the British Medical Association, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9JP.
The theme for action day 2018 was ‘Supported Decision-Making’ and this was explored via a range of speakers and workshops.
- Access to contractual relationships. Professor Wayne Martin, Essex Autonomy Project, University of Essex
- Mental Capacity Act awareness work in 2017. Sara Jayne Williams. Bedford Borough Council
- Everyday decisions: Supporting legal capacity under the MCA 2005. Dr Rosie Harding. University of Birmingham
- Workshop on mediation as an alternative dispute resolution. By Michael Birch
- Workshop on mediation in the Court of Protection. By Holly Mieville-Hawkins. Senior Associate, Enable Law
Photos from the day
Baroness Finlay introduces the day
Angela Rippon CBE talking about dementia-friendly communities
Care Services Minister Caroline Dinenage
Caroline Dinenage with organisers
What's happening at Bedford University
Dr Rosie Harding from the University of Birmingham
Rachel Hutchings from Alzheimer's Society
Professor Wayne Martin, Essex Autonomy Project. University of Essex
Lunchtime: magician in cage depicts institutionalisation and mental capacity
The Include Choir sing their song about mental capacity
The audience responds using Makaton signing
Wendy Hawkins introduces her son Will
Will Mieville-Hawkins talks about his accident, his recovery and mental capacity issues he's faced
One of the afternoon workshops
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson on the importance of physical activity for all
Mental Capacity Action in Research Event: 16 March 2017 Open
The National Mental Capacity Forum and Health and Care Research Wales recently hosted the Mental Capacity: Action in Research conference in Cardiff, which aimed to bring together researchers and other key stakeholders (including research participants) from across the UK to develop a consensus about improving access to health and social care research for adults with impaired capacity to consent.
2017 Action day: 27 February 2017 Open
Royal College of Physicians
The day included:
- Profile current best practice from around England and Wales
- Identify MCA improvement priorities for the coming year
- Gather commitments from attendees for projects and work to improve MCA implementation at the front-line
- Encourage best practice over the coming year in order to realise real improvements in the way those with impaired mental capacity are supported in all aspects of their lives
- Justice Minister Dr Phillip Lee
- Baroness Hollins, Emeritus professor of the psychiatry of the learning disability and Chief Executive of ‘Books beyond words’
- Tim Farmer, author of ‘Grandpa on a skateboard’, a practical guide to the process of assessing mental capacity
We shall have interactive workshops focussing on some of the challenges and solutions around implementing the act and supporting improvements in the care provided to individuals. We are also privileged to see some dramatic pieces on mental capacity by the Include Choir and the Baked Bean Theatre Company.
Twitter hashtag was #MCAUnwisedecision
- National Mental Capacity Forum: The Second Year - Baroness Finlay
- Deprivation of Liberty: keeping the right focus - Alex Ruck Keene
- Supported Decision Making – Lorraine Currie
- Use of the Mental Capacity Act in the management of risky behaviour in people with Intellectual Disabilities - Andy Innett
- MCA 2005: An ambulance service approach - West Midlands Ambulance – Robert Cole
- Enjoy Life at Prime Life Care Homes – Vicki Shaw
- Hidden in Plain Sight: mental capacity and acquired brain injury - Paternalism or unnecessary risk promotion? - Mark Holloway
- Tesco Bank - Joanne Oskarsen Stewart
2016 Action day: 15 March 2016 Open
National Mental Capacity Action Day is designed to increase awareness of the Mental Capacity Act and to highlight good MCA practice.
The purpose of the Action Day is to:
- profile current best practice from around England and Wales
- identify MCA improvement priorities for the coming year
- gather commitments from attendees for projects and work to improve MCA implementation at the frontline.
Baroness Ilora Finlay, Chair of the National Mental Capacity Forum, invited submissions to highlight work that has raised awareness and improved implementation of the MCA. View: MCA implementation projects - submissions
NMCF Listening event: 8 February 2016 Open
To ensure the work of the Forum is informed by what really matters to individuals affected by the MCA, the NMCF held a “Listening Event” on 8 February 2016, to hear the experiences – good and bad – of service users, their family members and carers.
Read more: NMCF Listening event