Friday, 16 September 2011

Mental Capacity Act Workshop - back by popular demand!

Where Lecture Theatre at Moseley Hall Hospital

When 10/10/2011 - 1:15pm - 4:15pm




Email sabba.ashiq@sbpct.nhs.uk

Contact Phone 0121 465 7810

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) helps people to make important decisions about their health and social care so that they are supported by healthcare professionals or social workers in making the right choices.

During spring 2011, Birmingham Community Healthcare’s (BCHC) safeguarding team ran three workshops that educated its communities, stakeholders and the third sector about the Mental Capacity Act. Due to the success of these workshops, an additional event has been arranged for October 2011.

Due to illness, injury or disability, around two million people in England and Wales have difficulties understanding or making day-to-day decisions and decisions about their healthcare.

Janet Lawrence, Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Practitioner from BCHC, said: “For some of our patients with an illness, injury or disability making any decision, no matter how big or small, can be a confusing and scary prospect.

“Along with a host of other initiatives, we are looking to recruit volunteers to become Mental Capacity Champions to help promote the MCA to communities in a way that is simple and easy to understand.”

The workshop is taking place on Monday 10 October 2011, 1.15pm to 4.15pm (registration and lunch from 12.30pm) at Lecture Theatre at Moseley Hall Hospital.

The event is free and light refreshments will be served. To book your place call the Patient Experience Team on 0121 465 7810 or email sabba.ashiq@sbpct.nhs.uk

Spaces on the workshop are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.

http://www.bvsc.org/events/mental-capacity-act-workshop-back-popular-demand

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