The Mental Health Act


Tuesday 3 July 2018

Half Day

Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
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about this event

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.

Of interest to

The Mental Health Act review affects most medical professionals and could potentially be of interest to a variety of specialties, roles and industries.

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1.30 pm

Registration, tea and coffee

2.00 pm

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

2.10 pm

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

2.40 pm

Autonomy and the Mental Health Act: A view from the inside

Ms Kate King, Lived Experience Advisor on Mental Health Impatient Care

3.00 pm

CTOs: Why can’t we accept the evidence?

Professor Tom Burns, Emeritus Professor of Social Psychiatry, University of Oxford

3.40 pm

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'

4.20 pm

General discussion about the current review of mental health legislation

Chaired by Professor Sir Simon Wessely

5.00 pm

Closing remarks

5.10 pm

Close of meeting followed by drinks reception for all attendees

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