Tuesday 3 July 2018
Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
3 CPD Points
This afternoon meeting is organised and delivered by key figures involved in the Mental Health Act review and eminent psychiatrists.
Attend to learn more about the Mental Health Act review and what it hopes to achieve. Receive an update on the progress of the review first hand from a range of speakers, including the Chair of the review, Professor Sir Simon Wessely, Vice Chair, Sir Mark Hedley and Kate King BSc BA, lived experience advisor on mental health inpatient care.
You will have the opportunity to ask questions and join the discussion throughout the afternoon to share your views.
The Mental Health Act review affects most medical professionals and could potentially be of interest to a variety of specialties, roles and industries.
Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction
Professor Michael Maier, President, Psychiatry Section, Royal Society of Medicine and Professor Sir Simon Wessely, President, Royal Society of Medicine and Chair, Independent Review of the Mental Health Act
Autonomy and the Mental Health Act: Meeting the challenge and getting the balance
Dr Gareth Owen, Clinical Senior Lecturer and Mental Health, Ethics and Law Research Group Lead, King's College London
Autonomy and the Mental Health Act: A view from the inside
Ms Kate King, Lived Experience Advisor on Mental Health Impatient Care
CTOs: Why can’t we accept the evidence?
Professor Tom Burns, Emeritus Professor of Social Psychiatry, University of Oxford
Judges: When you need them and when you don’t
Sir Mark Hedley, Retired High Court Judge, Past President, Family Division of the High Court and Author of 'The Modern Judge'
General discussion about the current review of mental health legislation
Chaired by Professor Sir Simon Wessely
Close of meeting followed by drinks reception for all attendees