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Leigh Day supports Mental Capacity Act conference

A conference organised by the Edith Ellen Foundation to discuss the Mental Capacity Act will be held on 30th March in Norwich

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21 March 2017

Health and social care professionals, legal experts and relatives of those in care will come together at an event to discuss 10 years of the Mental Capacity Act on 30th March 2017 at the Mercure Hotel in Norwich.

The event has been organised by the Edith Ellen Foundation, in partnership with law firm Leigh Day, in order to reflect on the application of the Mental Capacity Act in the decade since it came in to force and to discuss improvements in care and support going forward.

Delegates at the conference will consider issues surrounding mental capacity, deprivation of liberty and do not resuscitate orders in the context of both those that care for patients and their loved ones.  

Speakers at the event will include District Judge Anselm Eldergill, Clinical Psychologist Dr. Rainer Hermann Kurtz, Independent Consultant Nurse Lynne Phair and Leigh Day Human Rights lawyer Emma Jones.

Kate Blake, Director and Co-founder of the Edith Ellen Foundation, said:

“The Mental Capacity Conference is about raising awareness for a More Caring Approach and a move towards a More Common-standard Approach - caring for older people in care homes and the community as they would like.”

Emma Jones, partner in the human rights team at law firm Leigh Day, said:

“It is really important that these events take place to bring together care professionals and families to ensure that best practise is shared and that lessons can be learned. This is a positive way in which we can ensure that the human rights of those in the care system are persistently upheld."

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