In 2016 the Northern Ireland Assembly passed ground-breaking Mental Capacity legislation. Uniquely in the United Kingdom this brings together mental health and capacity in one piece of legislation.
Since 2016 the Department of Health (Northern Ireland) have been working on the implementation of the legislation, including developing a Code of Practice.
This legislation will have wide ranging impacts on practice for all doctors and as such BMA Northern Ireland have arranged an event which aims to briefly outline the purpose of the legislation, update on the progress of the implementation of the legislation and introduce the Code of Practice.
The event will also allow for discussion on the act as well as an opportunity for questions and answers.
On the day will we hear from the team in the Department of Health responsible for the implementation of the act, the BMA ethics team and the Royal College of Psychiatry.
- Insight in to the Mental Capacity Act.
- Introduction to the Code of Practice.
- Opportunity to engage with the department, specialist ethics advisors and the Royal College of Psychiatrists on this subject.
- Chance to engage on the Act and the Code and have any questions answered.
- Tomas Adel, implementation manager in the mental health and capacity unit in the Department for Health NI
- Julian Sheather, BMA specialist advisor
- Dr Gerry Lynch, Chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Northern Ireland
- Dr Dearbhail Lewis, Consultant Psychiatrist, Chair of Event