About this event

  • Date and time Thu 11 Jun 2020 from 3:30pm to 5:05pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Intellectual Disability

People with Intellectual Disability and Autism can, in certain circumstances, be subject to treatment under the Mental Health Act.

Join us for an interactive discussion with a panel of experts in the field, including Ms Sheena Foster, parent and expert by experience, Dr Keri-Michele Lodge, Consultant Psychiatrist, Professor Regi Alexander, Editor- Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability, Professor Peter Langdon, University of Warwick, Dr John Devapriam, Medical Director, Worcestershire Health & Care NHS Trust, Ms Vicki Malcolm, Occupational Therapist and service users from Opening Doors. Gain a better understanding of the forthcoming review of the Mental Health Act and its implications for people with autism and intellectual disability. This webinar will take place in two parts.

The first part of this webinar will aim to give an overview of treatment and rehabilitation under the Mental Health Act for people with developmental disabilities. It will feature Ms Sheena Foster, parent & expert by experience, Dr Keri-Michele Lodge, Consultant Psychiatrist and Professor Regi Alexander, Editor, Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability and Dr Martin Bollard, President, RSM, Intellectual Disability Forum. Please book your place for the second part of the webinar here. 

During this session attendees will be able to:

  • Examine service user and family views on treatment under the Mental Health Act
  • Examine the implications of removing intellectual disability and autism from the Mental Health Act
  • Examine current evidence of treatment and rehabilitation in services for people with intellectual disability and autism who have offending behaviour

A certificate of attendance and CPD certificate with 2 CPD credits will be issued to those joining the webinar live. Certificates of attendance for CPD will be automatically issued after 7 days, but only where a delegate watches the webinar live in its entirety. 

 

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Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.

Special rates for difficult times 

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Key speakers

Dr Martin Bollard

President, Intellectual Disability Forum, Royal Society of Medicine

Speaker's biography

Dr Bollard has worked in the Intellectual Disability field for over 30 years. He has held various practice and leadership roles. He was the first nurse in the UK to develop and implement health assessments for adults with intellectual disabilities into GP practices in the 1990s. He has been a former co-opted member on the RCGP ID forum, the national RCN LD Nursing forum and on the IASSID Health SIG. He has published his work in various nursing and health related journals and has edited 2 specialist text books. For the last 20 years Martin has held educator and academic roles. He currently acts as a clinical expert on the Transforming Care CTR panels for both NHSE and local CCGs. His current research interests involve promoting digital men’s health and psycho-social interventions. Martin is the current President of the Intellectual Disability Forum at the RSM.

Dr Keri-Michele Lodge

Intellectual Disability Psychiatry Consultant, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Speaker's biography

Dr Lodge is a consultant psychiatrist specialising in intellectual disability, with a particular interest in autism. In addition to completing research on learning disability and on autism, she has contributed chapters to textbooks on autism and on psychiatry. Most recently, she co-authored an editorial in the British Journal of Psychiatry calling for intellectual disability and autism to be removed from the Mental Health Act. Dr Lodge is a passionate advocate for a human rights-based approach to the care and treatment of people with a learning disability and/or autism, spurred on by her experience of being a sibling carer.

Professor Regi Tharian Alexander

President Elect, Intellectual Disability Forum, Royal Society of Medicine, Associate Dean, Royal College of Psychiatrists and Editor, Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability

Speaker's biography

Professor Alexander is a practicing clinician with over 20 years of experience treating people with learning or developmental disability and mental health problems. He is currently a Consultant Psychiatrist with Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) and a Visiting Professor at the University of Hertfordshire. He is the convenor of RADiANT-a research consortium that brings together a large number of NHS Trusts, university academics, service users and family members. In 2018, he was awarded the President's medal of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Ms Sheena Foster

Mother and Co-producer of Carer Support and Involvement in Secure Mental Health Services - A Toolkit, Co-producer of Carer Support and Involvement in Secure Mental Health Services - A Toolkit

Speaker's biography

Ms Foster was involved in developing “Carer support and involvement in secure mental health services.” She currently works with NHSE in the National Secure programme and sits on the AS Clinical Reference Group. She is also a family and friends representative in the Quality Network at the RCPsych and sits on the Advisory Committee. More recently she has just been appointed to the Forensic Faculty at the RCPsych as a Carer representative. Sheena also has an interest in research and has worked with the McPin foundation as a peer researcher.  

Agenda

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Welcome and introductory comments

Dr Martin Bollard, President, Intellectual Disability Forum, Royal Society of Medicine and Associate Professor, Coventry University 

Intellectual disability and autism in the Mental Health Act: The case to remove

Dr Keri-Michele Lodge, Intellectual Disability Psychiatry Consultant, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

The calculus of justice: Treatment and rehabilitation for people with developmental disability and offending behaviour

Professor Regi Tharian Alexander, President Elect, Intellectual Disability Forum, Royal Society of Medicine, Associate Dean, Royal College of Psychiatrists and Editor, Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability

Treatment in forensic settings: A mother's perspective

Ms Sheena Foster, Mother and Co-producer of Carer Support and Involvement in Secure Mental Health Services - A Toolkit

Panel discussion

The panel answers questions from the audience

Close of webinar

Location

Online

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