Managing the Mental Health Act during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Following concerns being raised nationally about the impact of the pandemic on certain aspects of assessing and treating patients detained under the Mental Health Act 1983, “Legal guidance for mental health, learning disability and autism, and specialised commissioning services supporting people of all ages during the coronavirus pandemic” was published on 19 May 2020.

17 June 2020

This webinar took place on Wednesday 17th June 2020 and is now available on-demand.

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Following concerns being raised nationally about the impact of the pandemic on certain aspects of assessing and treating patients detained under the Mental Health Act 1983, “Legal guidance for mental health, learning disability and autism, and specialised commissioning services supporting people of all ages during the coronavirus pandemic” was published on 19 May 2020.

This webinar will explore the content and application of the guidance particularly for example in relation to the use of remote technology.

We will also consider some of the relevant recent case law including:

  • BP v Surrey County Council & Anor [2020] EWCOP 17
  • A Healthcare B NHS Trust v CC [2020] EWHC 574 (Fam)
  • VE v AO & Ors [2020] EWCOP 23

Lastly, we will provide a brief overview of the Coronavirus Act 2020 – Schedule 8 makes amendments to the Mental Health Act (NOT YET IN FORCE AT THE TIME OF THIS INVITE)

The webinar will be chaired by Mark Barnett, Partner at Browne Jacobson with contributions from Becky Fitzpatrick, Partner at Browne Jacobson and Ed Pollard, Senior Associate at Browne Jacobson.

Please feel free to send in any questions you may have in advance.


on-demand

Speakers

Mark Barnett

Mark Barnett

Partner

Mark Barnett specialises in clinical negligence and healthcare law, dealing with inquests, cases in the court of protection and advising health and social care clients on the Mental Capacity Act, DoLS and Mental Health Act.

mark.barnett@brownejacobson.com

+44 (0)330 045 2515

Rebecca Fitzpatrick

Rebecca Fitzpatrick

Partner

Specialises in all aspects of mental health and general healthcare law. Vast majority of practice that leads to court involvement is in the Court of Protection (mental capacity issues), the High Court (complex treatment cases, eg involving children), the Administrative Court (judicial review, human rights and community care issues) and the Coroner’s Court.

rebecca.fitzpatrick@brownejacobson.com

+44 (0)330 045 2131

Ed Pollard

Ed Pollard

Partner

Ed specialises in Healthcare Advisory including Inquests, Mental Health law, the Court of Protection, the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, fitness to practice and data protection issues.

ed.pollard@brownejacobson.com

+44 (0)330 045 2107

Contact

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Mark Barnett

Partner

mark.barnett@brownejacobson.com

+44 (0)330 045 2515

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